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Hand washing short videos for orchards and packinghouses

One of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your workers from COVID-19 and any other disease, is to properly wash your hands. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has prepared 2 short video excerpts taken from our “Food Safety 101” and “Food safety in the orchard” training videos, focused on the steps of proper handwashing.

FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule requires adequate hand washing for at least 20 seconds (§ 112.32(b)) and the provision of sufficient resources for handwashing stations, including soap, clean water, paper towels (or electric hand dryers), garbage can and others, to support food safety practices (§ 112.130(b)). Hand washing is the most important hygiene practice that will prevent the spread of germs, which can cause illnesses.

Both English and Spanish versions are together in these videos, which WSTFA is making available to the public. The videos can be looped in break rooms or screens in the packinghouses and shown to workers in the field before they start working. The videos also have closed captions in both languages, to help when played without audio. To access our handwashing video for orchards, click here, and our video for packinghouses, click here. Other WSTFA videos are also available on our website, which contain more details on proper glove use, prevention of cross contamination and cross contact, orchard food safety, hygienic zoning and environmental monitoring.

Washington State Tree Fruit Association acknowledges the collaboration of Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, Rocket Pictures, Borton Fruit, the Yakima Valley Museum, and Harmony Orchards, in the production of these videos.

For more information or to request a copy on USB drive, please contact Jacqui Gordon, Director of Training, Education and Member Services at 509-452-8555 or

Confidentiality notice: The content of these videos is proprietary and confidential information of Washington State Tree Fruit Association. Disclosure, copying, distribution, or taking of any action regarding the contents of these videos – except its direct delivery to the intended recipient – is strictly prohibited. This video is not intended to be distributed to any third party without the written consent of Washington State Tree Fruit Association.


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