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DEAS 775: 2022, Production and handling ware potato tuber — Code of practice, Second Edition
This Draft East African Standard provides recommended practices for the production, storage, packaging and transportation of ware potato tuber (Solanum tuberosum L.) intended for human consumption.
This code focuses upon issues that are specific to the primary production and packaging of ware potato tuber in order to produce a quality, safe and wholesome product.
This code addresses Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Good Hygiene Practices (GHPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) that will help control microbial, chemical and physical hazards associated with all stages of the production of ware potato tuber from primary production to packaging. Particular attention is given to minimizing damage and deterioration of ware potato tuber before marketing.
This code does not provide detailed information which is considered to be generally applicable to all fruits and vegetables or food products in general. Such provisions are available in other codes. As such, this code should be used in conjunction EAS 39 and CAC/RCP 53, Code of hygienic practice for fresh fruits and vegetables.