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How can I prevent food poisoning from fruits and vegetables?

Follow these steps to prevent foodborne illness or food poisoning from fruits and vegetables:
  • Use clean scissors or blades to open bags of produce.
  • Wash all fresh fruits and vegetables with cool tap water before cutting. This rule applies to fruits with a peel, too. Peels can carry bacteria that can contaminant fruit when cutting or peeling.
  • Scrub firm produce such as melons and cucumbers with a clean produce brush.
  • Remove and discard outer leaves of lettuce.
  • Store clean produce in a clean container, not in the original bag or carton.
Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics

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