Monday, August 15, 2011

Are Pre-Cut Vegetables Safe?

Pre-washed, pre-cut, ready-to-go packages of fruits and vegetables can save time but can be risky.  Proportionally more outbreaks of produce-linked illness come from fresh-cut produce than from produce left whole.  Some studies found that slicing before packaging can multiply the risk by six times.  It may be better to fore-go convenience and stick with whole fruits and vegetables when buying produce.

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