The following six topic tables describe Guiding Principles and supporting Best Practices that growers may use to improve the safety of their produce. For each Guiding Principle, check the box next to each food safety Best Practice used by the grower. Record the number of checkmarks in Column A to the right of the table and multiply the number of checkmarks by the number of points listed in Column B. Record the total as a subtotal in Column C. (Round scores that end in .99 up to the nearest whole number.) The highest possible score for each Guiding Principle is 4. Add the subtotals to determine the total score for each topic table and record those total scores below. Add the scores below to calculate the overall score.
II. SOIL AMENDMENTS
III. FIELD LOCATION
V. FIELD SANITATION
VI. PACKING SHED SANITATION
OVERALL SCORE (ADD ALL ABOVE)
The highest score possible is 100. A score between 95 and 100 indicates that all but a few Best Practices have been adopted. To identify specific Best Practices that could be adopted, review the subtotal scores in each table. Guiding Principles in which the score is zero indicate a need for improvement.
Guide for Evaluating Food Safety Practices Guiding principles and supporting best practices for growers.