Washing Produce

Feb 7, 2022

It's important to effectively wash your fruits and vegetables before consumption. For save and effective washing of fresh produce, follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands.  
  2. Cut away any bruised or damaged areas on fruits and vegetables 
  3. Wash fruits and vegetables under fresh cool, running water - even if you plan to peel them! 
  4. Use a clean produce brush to scrub produce that has firm surfaces. It is not necessary to use produce cleansers to wash fresh fruits and vegetables 
  5. Ready-to-eat bagged and pre-washed leafy greens do not need to be washed again before eating. 
  6. Pre-cut or pre-washed leafy greens sold in open bags or containers should be washed before eating.
  7. Use one cutting board for produce, and a separate one for raw meat, poultry, fish and seafood. 
  8. Sanitize countertops, cutting boards and utensils before and after preparing food. 
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