Minimally Processed

Minimal processing at the farm, such as rinsing gross debris from raw produce, is not considered processing and therefore not subject to the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Some types of produce such as salad greens are often displayed in a manner that suggests to the consumer that the product is a ready-to-eat food. Raw, unpackaged produce with minimal or no post-harvest processing is not a ready-to-eat food and consumers should wash the product thoroughly before eating.