food contamination

8 Tips for Washing Fruits & Vegetables

Post written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES In recent years, the United States has had several large outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables — including spinach, tomatoes, and lettuce. As fresh produce can be contaminated in various ways, the FDA recommends to choose produce that isn’t bruised or damaged, and make sure that pre-cut items — such as…