The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a dedicated webpage and an infographic on how to handle fresh produce to avoid the risk of food poisoning. These resources feature step by step instructions on how to clean, prepare, and store fresh fruits and vegetables. Other useful information includes a list of populations particularly vulnerable to food poisoning as a result of consuming contaminated produce and a built in quiz to test an individual’s food safety knowledge. Local health department staff are encouraged to use both the webpage and infographic when educating the public on food safety related to fresh produce.
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