HARVEST & DELIVERY SANITATION
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) provide guidelines to California Almond growers on how to minimize potential hazards during production and to recognize and address potential sources of contamination.
Moisture Is Out
Elevated moisture levels can lead to the proliferation of microorganisms, including molds that produce aflatoxin in almonds. At harvest time, moisture on the orchard floor and in windrowed almonds encourages growth of contaminants and could lead to concealed-damage formation.
Download PDF: Harvest and Delivery Sanitation.