Sanitation and Quality Standards

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.
ARS Publications - Sanitation

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

Search for publications published and maintained by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), that deal with sanitation.

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Research Projects Database - Sanitation and Quality Standards

Food Safety Research Information Office (National Agricultural Library [United States Department of Agriculture]).

Review current research projects from the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) database that are relevant to sanitation and quality standards.

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Books and Materials on Sanitation and Quality Standards in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA)

National Agricultural Library (United States Department of Agriculture).

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information on sanitation and quality standards of food.

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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (Food and Drug Administration [United States Department of Health and Human Services]).

Discusses the modernization of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and provides the full text within the Code of Federal Regulations.


Less than 1% of the world's water is fresh water that we can easily use. To help farmers produce food for growing populations, scientists are
working on new techniques for water reuse and exploring nontraditional irrigation water sources.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

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.

Cornell University.

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

World Health Organization.

A list of publications maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) that deal with food hygiene.