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How do I safely store fruits and vegetables?

Here are tips to safely store fruits and vegetables:
  • Promptly store produce that needs refrigeration.
  • Fresh, whole produce such as bananas and potatoes don't need refrigeration.
  • Refrigerate fresh produce within two hours of peeling or cutting.
  • Throw away leftover cut produce that is left at room temperature for more than two hours.
  • Discard cooked vegetables after three to four days.

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