Sanitation and Quality Standards

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Use for resources on guidelines, control methods, good practices, and risk reduction strategies used to enhance the microbiological quality of food and to enhance the overall safety of the food supply.



National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Information about the work of the Committee; access reports, membership and meeting information.


Principles for the Establishment and Application of Microbiological Criteria for Foods

Food and Agriculture Organization.

Principles intended to give guidance on the establishment and application of microbiological criteria for foods at any point in the food chain from primary production to final consumption.


Current Good Manufacturing Practices

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Collection of links to information on Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) as they relate to the food and dietary supplement industries.


FDA Food Code

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of government by providing them with a scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment of the industry.


Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 (Food and Drugs)

U.S. Government Printing Office.

Document detailing the code of federal regulations as it address food and drugs. It includes information on administration, enforcement and specifications.


Produce Safety: Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Industry developed guidelines for the lettuce, melon, and fresh tomato supply chain, etc.


Compendium of Fish and Fishery Product Processes, Hazards, and Controls

University of California, Davis. Seafood Network Information Center.

This compendium is designed as a companion document to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guide" and the Seafood HACCP Alliance's "HACCP: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Training Curriculum."


GAPsNET - National GAPs Program

Cornell University.

A comprehensive information porter for the Good Agricultural Practices education and training materials.