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Washing Fruit and Vegetables

Washing Fruit and Vegetables

Fresh fruit and vegetables are healthy to eat but if not washed properly they can cause food borne illness from harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria

Here are 5 simple tips to good washing practices to ensure your produce remains safe to eat.

  1. Rinse fruit and vegetables in a clean sink under cold running water.
  2. Do not use soaps or detergents.
  3. For produce with a thick skin, like rockmelons, use a vegetable brush to help wash away hard to remove soil that could harbour bacteria.
  4. Vegetables with rough outer surfaces like broccoli and cauliflower, and lettuce should be soaked for 1-2 minutes in cold clean water. Avoid mixing with other produce.
  5. After washing, dry with a clean tea-towel or paper towel. This will remove more bacteria.
    Once cut or peeled, store produce in a fridge at a temperature of 5oC or less.

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