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By Carolyn Bivins
Guest Writer 

Tips to select and serve fresh produce safely


September 20, 2018

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Local markets carry a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious.

However, harmful bacteria that may be in the soil or water where produce grows may come in contact with fruits and vegetables and contaminate them.

Fresh produce may also become contaminated during preparation or storage.

Eating contaminated produce or fruit and vegetable juices made from contaminated produce can lead to foodborne illness, often called food poisoning.

As you enjoy fresh produce and fresh-squeezed fruit a...

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