Are You Washing Your Fruits and Vegetables Correctly?

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During the uncertain times of the coronavirus pandemic, you probably have a lot of questions. One of these questions is likely about your food. Is it even safe to eat? The short answer is, yes — if you're following proper food safety practices, including washing your fruits and vegetables.

The new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads primarily from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, but droplets produced by a cough or sneeze can also land on items and surfaces. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that there's currently no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through food or food packaging, it's still important to make sure you're practicing safe food-handling and preparation.

When it comes to how to properly wash your fruits and vegetables, it may be more nuanced than you think. Whether you're cooking your produce or enjoying it in a salad, use these tips to make sure you're washing your fruits and vegetables the right way.

By Katie McCallum

 

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