Farmers’ Markets Walkthrough 3

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Farmers' Markets Walkthrough 3

Review Question

Question: What should be near this field where this hired worker is harvesting crops with bare hands?

A.) Additional farm workers.
B.) Handwashing/bathroom facilities.
C.) Coca-Cola machine.

Handwashing/bathroom facilities should be near the hired worker.


Handwashing and bathroom facilities are easily accessible to farm workers to help prevent transmission of foodborne illnesses, such as norovirus, which is easily spread by unclean hands.

Farmers' Markets Walkthrough 3

Additional Guidelines and Recommendations

  • A handwashing policy is in place and employees are trained on proper handwashing procedures.1,2
  • Hand washing signs are posted to remind employees to wash hands.3,4
  • Employees who are ill or show symptoms of illness do not work with produce until they are free of symptoms for 24 hours.
  • Eating, drinking and using tobacco are prohibited when handling produce.


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