Wash That Produce
Take extra care to thoroughly clean fruits and vegetables.
- When washing fruits and vegetables, cut away any damaged or bruised areas since harmful germs can grow there. Throw away any rotten fruits and vegetables.
- Wash the outsides of fruits such as pineapples, cantaloupe, oranges, melons and squash before cutting them. Although the skin and outer surfaces protect them, germs can grow if the surface gets broken, pierced or cut, especially in melons and tomatoes.
- Use a clean scrub brush on produce with rough skins, such as potatoes.
Read more about food safety for fresh fruits and vegetables.