The Food and Drug Administration announced in their press release that they have published a draft guidance document for producers of fresh-cut produce entitled "Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables."
This draft guidance discusses the production and harvesting of fresh produce and provides recommendations for fresh-cut processing in several areas:
• Personnel health and hygiene
• Building and equipment
• Santitation operations
• Fresh-cut produce production and processing controls, including:
o Product specification