SELF-AUDIT of Saticoy Berry Farms

Harvest Practices
Code Question Yes No N/A Severity
7.01 Has the harvesting operation developed a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)? If no, go to 7.05 5 0 0 C
7.01a Do the harvest managers and crews operate under the guidelines defined in the SOP? 5 -5 0 C
7.02 Does the growing oepration have written SOPs which restrict vehicles assigned to transporting fresh produce from field to cooler to this function only?
5
0
0
C
7.03 If multi-use (i.e. transort of livestock, chemicals, manure, etc.) vehicles are used to transport product, does the SOP include guidelines for proper cleaning (sanitizing, rinsing, etc.)? If N/A, go to 7.05
5
0
0
C
7.03a Does the SOP specify vehicle cleaning prior to all food transport uses after non-food transport use?
5
0
0
C
7.04 Does the SOP outline a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) inspection program that requires an authorized individual's signature confirming the completion of the inspection?
3
0
0
C
7.04a Are the inspection logs maintained and easily retrieved?
3
0
0
C
7.05 Are cartons stored in a fashion or manner that will prevent contamination (i.e. isolated from farm chemicals, on pallets, under tarps, etc.)?
7
-7
0
C
7.05a Does the carton storage area have a rodent control program?
5
0
0
C
7.05b Is the carton, bin,etc. and storage area subject to a cleaning and sanitaiton program?
5
0
0
C
7.05c Are all cartons, bins and other containers used to carry product composed of food grade components?
5
0
0
C
7.05d Are all containers intended for carrying product, used for that purpose only?
5
0
0
C
7.05e Are cartons inspected prior to use for rodent or bird droppings, glass fragments, metal filings, chemical stains, etc.?
5
0
0
C
7.06 Are all re-useable containers subject to a cleaning schedule?
5
0
0
C
7.06a Is a chlorinated solution (or equivalent) used in cleaning re-useable containers?
5
0
0
C
7.07 Is harvesting machinery used? If no, go to 7.08
0
0
0
N/A
7.07a Are all hydraulics on the harvesting equipment protected with drip catch pans?
5
0
0
C
7.07b Are only food grade oil and lubricants used on harvesting machinery?
5
0
0
C
7.07c Is there any unprotected glass on the harvesting machinery?
-3
3
0
C
7.07d Are all platforms above product or packaging on the harvest machinery protected with kick plates to prvent product contamination?
3
0
0
C
7.07e Is harvesting equipment cleaned with a chlorinated solution (or equivalent) after use?
5
0
0
C
7.07f If product is rinsed on the harvesting machinery prior to packing, is the waste treated with chlorine at > or = 100ppm or an equivalent solution?
3
0
0
C
7.08 Are procedures in place to track produce from the farm? If no, go to 7.09
7
-7
0
B
7.08a Are containers marked with date of harvest information?
7
-7
0
B
7.08b Are containers marked with farm identification information?
7
-7
0
B
7.09 Are garbage receptacles provided in the field for the disposal of food and beverage containers, cups, and paper towels? If no, go to 7.10
5
0
0
C
7.09a Are garbage receptacles constructed and maintained (i.e. lids, bags, etc.) in such a manner that protects against contamination of the crop?
5
0
0
C
7.10 Are employees required to clean hand harvest tools in a chlorinated solution or equivalent?
5
0
0
C