Fruit, Vegetable, and School Garden Safety

Food Service Wears Gloves While Cutting a Pepper

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of everyone's diet, but special care must be taken to ensure their quality and safety. The resources below provide food safety information specifically for produce.



School Garden Safety

School gardens give students a first-hand look at how things grow! Ensure safe garden harvests with these resources.


Fruits & Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Fruits & Vegetables Galore is a tool for school foodservice professionals packed with tips on planning, purchasing, protecting, preparing, presenting and promoting fruits and vegetables. Page 20 of Tricks of the Trade provides food safety information specifically for salad bars.


Produce Safety Resources

National Food Service Management Institute.

A series of resources on produce safety that describe best practices for receiving, storing, handling, and purchasing fresh and fresh-cut produce through videos, fact sheets, and PowerPoint presentations.


Safe Handling of Raw Produce and Fresh-Squeezed Fruit and Vegetable Juices

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Includes buying, storing, preparation, and food safety tips, as well as questions and answers about fresh produce.


Safe Produce Handling Education Campaign

Partnership for Food Safety Education.

Colorful site with basic produce safety information, as well as activities, brochures, presentations, flyers, and more. Materials also available in Spanish.