Managing Insect Contaminants

This best practice guide summarises the key findings of a project conducted by Applied Horticultural Research and Harvest Fresh Cuts. The focus of this project was to find ways to control contaminants and assess their impact in processed leafy vegetable products.


To determine which insect groups were of most relevance, and how to reduce insect contamination of packaged produce, the project started at the customer level and worked back through the supply chain, examining where information was lacking, and where commercial improvements could be made.