Advantage Good Agricultural Practices Manual
1.1 Worker Practices
Workers could contaminate food, food contact surfaces, water supplies and packaging materials if they do not follow basic practices.
This Good Agricultural Practice applies to:
Farms that have workers who milk livestock or handle eggs,
honey, fruit or vegetables.
What needs to be done
Implement good worker practices to reduce the risk of worker-borne contamination.
How to do it
Establish good worker practices
Communicate to workers the practices for your operation relating to:
Did you know?
You will find an example of a written practice in the Training and Support Tools section (refer to Sample A).
If you need an audit
Be prepared for the auditor to:
Laws and regulations that apply
are few specific agricultural laws that impact on food safety requiring persons
to have specific personal on-farm practices. Generally, these requirements are
laid out in laws regarding the processing of meat, fish and other food products
or egg-grading stations, which are outside the scope of this document.
Other legislation to be aware of
"New Guidelines for Farming Operations,"
under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, June 2006, specifies that the employer
should instruct workers on safe handling procedures and proper personal hygiene
techniques to minimize contact with chemical?or biological hazards.
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