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Please Note: The CTAHR publications database reflects over a century of study by researchers and extension agents in the College. Much of the information contained in earlier publications is still of practical and technical use, and the documents are an unparalleled resource for Hawai'i agricultural and horticultural history. However, some publications also make recommendations that are no longer in accordance with more recent advances in understanding. For instance, they may specify pesticides or methods of using them that are no longer allowable under current State or federal regulations. Before using any pesticide, always read its label for approved uses, and follow label directions for application. Other publications may advocate the use of particular plant species that are now considered invasive. The Invasive Species Council is continually making assessments on this matter; see their Web site at for the latest recommendations on identification and control of these species.

A Farmer’s Guide to Biological, Chemical, and Physical Food Adulteration   [FST-58]  [2014]  PDF    
A Preliminary Study of Microbial Water Quality Related to Food Safety in Recirculating Aquaponic Fish and Vegetable Production Systems   [FST-51]  [2012]  PDF    
A review of mobile/modular slaughter and processing technology   [FST-44]  [2011]  PDF    
Acrylamide in foods   [FST-13rev]  [2003]  PDF    
Another food contaminant hits the news, this one in soy sauces   [FST-1]  [2001]  PDF    
Arsenic in Foods   [FST-52]  [2012]  PDF    
Avoid contracting angiostrongyliasis (rat lungworm infection): Wash fresh fruits and vegetables before eating!   [FST-35]  [2009]  PDF    
Best food-safety practices for Hawai‘i gardeners   [FST-41]  [2011]  PDF    
Best on-farm food safety practices: Documenting trace-back and trace-forward of harvested produce   [FST-36]  [2009]  PDF    
Best on-farm food safety practices: reducing risks associated with rat lungworm infection and human eosinophilic meningitis   [FST-39]  [2010]  PDF    
Bisphenol A   [FST-29]  [2008]  PDF    
Caffeine and your health: controversies and misconceptions continue   [FST-15]  [2005]  PDF    
Carcass characteristics of forage-finished cattle produced in Hawaii   [FST-25]  [2007]  PDF    
Clostridium botulinum in foods   [FST-28]  [2007]  PDF    
Cold storage for tropical fruits   [PB-047]  [1914]  PDF    
Common food additives in candy   [FST-9]  [2002]  PDF    
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule on fresh produce mandatory on September 30, 2008   [FST-30]  [2008]  PDF    
Cyclospora cayetanensis and Cyclosporiasis   [FST-55]  [2013]  PDF    
Deboning a chicken   [Leaflet-56]  [1972]  PDF    
E. coli O157:H7 and the spinach scare   [FST-19]  [2006]  PDF    
Effects of Wet-Aging and Age at Slaughter on Kauai Grass-Finished Ribeye Steak Tenderness   [FST-53]  [2012]  PDF    
Equipment for husking poha berries   [TB-60]  [1966]  PDF    
Evaluation of meat tenderness of forage-finished cattle produced in Hawaii, and factors affecting the tenderness   [FST-27]  [2007]  PDF    
Falsifications and facts about aspartame   [FST-3]  [2001]  PDF    
Food allergies, what you need to know   [FST-31]  [2008]  PDF    
Food Safety and Conservation Co-Management: A Guide for Hawai‘i Growers   [SA-20]  [2021]  PDF    
Food safety tips for tailgating   [FST-20]  [2006]  PDF    
FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Qualified Exemption: An Eligibility and Annual Determination Worksheet   [FST-67]  [2021]  PDF    
Ginger: Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines   [VC-2]  [2015]  PDF    
Good agricultural practices (GAPs): A consumer discovery tool for learning about risk-reducing behaviors on commercial farms and in school gardens   [FST-46]  [2012]  PDF    
Good Agricultural Practices: A Best Practices Kit for Safe, Legal, and Effective Pesticide Application in Hawai‘i   [FST-59]  [2014]  PDF    
Good food safety practices: managing risks to reduce or avoid legal liability   [FST-32]  [2009]  PDF    
Green Tea Quality Evaluation: Identifying Common Defects   [FST-65]  [2016]  PDF    
Growing guava for processing   [EB1-63]  [1959]  PDF    
Hawaii Farmers Market and Agritourism Venues   [HI_Farmers_Market_and_Agritourism_Venues]  [2014]  PDF    
Hawaii's federally subsidized public school lunch program and the Hawaii Department of Education's food safety requirements for it   [FST-50]  [2012]  PDF    
Hawaiian food processors handbook of fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish   [C2-55]  [1959]  PDF    
Hazards of getting sick from contact with farm animals at fairs and petting zoos   [FST-17]  [2005]  PDF    
Hepatitis A   [FST-64]  [2016]  PDF    
Home processing black and green tea (Camellia sinensis)   [FST-26]  [2007]  PDF    
How to spot "junk science" reports   [FST-10]  [2002]  PDF    
Improving tenderness of forage-finished beef using a low-voltage electrical stimulator   [FST-22]  [2007]  PDF    
Improving tenderness of forage-finished beef using a mechanical tenderizer   [FST-23]  [2007]  PDF    
Is our food safe from radioactive contamination?   [fst-42]  [2011]  PDF    
Low-Cost Light Sensors for Indoor Agriculture   [FST-68]  [2023]  PDF    
Making chocolate from scratch   [FST-33]  [2009]  PDF    
Methylmercury in fish   [FST-2b]  [2004]  PDF    
Millennials and Food   [FST-63]  [2016]  PDF    
Nutrition Considerations in Aquaculture: The Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Fish Development and Human Health   [FN-11]  [2012]  PDF    
On-farm food safety: Aquaponics   [FST-38]  [2009]  PDF    
On-farm food safety: Questions growers frequently ask   [FST-37]  [2009]  PDF    
On-Farm Practices for Cut, Bagged Leafy Greens   [FST-57]  [2013]  PDF    
Pest management systems to control rodents in and around packing sheds   [FST-34]  [2009]  PDF    
Postharvest Handling and Food Safety - Layers of Protection   [FST-66]  [2018]  PDF    
Potential Cause of Diarrhea in Piglets at Weaning in Hawaii   [LM-27]  [2014]  PDF    
Preventing E. coli Infection at Petting Zoos and Farm Animal Fairs   [FST-17a]  [2013]  PDF    
Processing and chemical investigations of taro   [B-86]  [1941]  PDF    
Processing of the macadamia   [B-83]  [1939]  PDF    
Processing taro chips   [FMT-1]  [2000]  PDF    
Ready-to-eat foods and listeriosis   [FST-14]  [2005]  PDF    
Reducing risk of getting a foodborne illness from fresh produce   [FST-21]  [2006]  PDF    
Required and optional labeling for loose tea for sale   [FST-47]  [2012]  PDF    
Reusable Grocery Bags and Norovirus Transmission   [FST-49]  [2012]  PDF    
Safe cooking with microwaves   [FST-11]  [2002]  PDF    
Safe produce: good agricultural practices, healthy employees, clean environment (poster)   [FST-7]  [2002]  PDF    
Salmonella in foods   [FST-24]  [2007]  PDF    
Some costs and considerations for establishing an entrepreneurial community shared-use kitchen or "test-ditchen incubator"; the examples of the Hamakua Incubator Kitchen & Crafts and the Honokaa Ohana Kitchen Project   [FMT-2]  [2000]  PDF    
Some dietetic factors influencing the market for poi in Hawaii   [AEB-3]  [1952]  PDF    
Some minimum physical requirements for a commercial-scale dried loose leaf tea-processing facility in Hawaii   [FST-48]  [2012]  PDF    
Steps to take to guard against food terrorism   [FST-6]  [2002]  PDF    
Student and food safety: best practices for Hawai‘i school gardens   [FST-45]  [2011]  PDF    
Student and Food Safety: Best Practices for Hawaii School Gardens - A Supplementary GAPS Checklist   [FST-62]  [2015]  PDF    
Sugarcane Pieces: Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines   [VC-4]  [2015]  PDF    
Sugars and sweeteners in foods   [FST-16]  [2005]  PDF    
Taro: Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines   [VC-5]  [2015]  PDF    
Terrorism and the safety of our foods   [FST-5]  [2001]  PDF    
The Allowed Use of Commercial Fertilizers, Pesticides, and Synthetic Substances on U.S. Farms Under the USDA National Organic Program   [FST-56]  [2014]  PDF    
The manufacture of poi from taro in Hawaii: With special emphasis upon its fermentation   [B-070]  [1933]  PDF    
The produce traceability initiative (PTI), a primer for Hawai‘i’s small-farm operators   [FST-43]  [2011]  PDF    
The Use of Human Wastes on Food Crops in Hawaii: What Is Allowed and What Is Not   [FST-60]  [2014]  PDF    
Top Food Trends for 2015   [FST-61]  [2015]  PDF    
Tropical fruit syrups   [C2-70]  [1968]  PDF    
Ung Choi: Postharvest Quality-Maintenance Guidelines   [VC-6]  [2015]  PDF    
Using the flexible retort pouch to add value to agricultural products   [FST-18]  [2006]  PDF    
What you should know about untreated juice   [FST-4]  [2001]  PDF    

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