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Jul 5

Handle Them Safely! 15 Tips To Prevent Food Poisoning From Raw Produce, Fresh-Squeezed Juices – Latin Times

Whether from a supermarket, farm stand, or your own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables are highlights of summertime. TheU.S. Food and Drug Administrationreminds you that safe handling of produce and fresh-squeezed juice is especially important during the summer months, because foodborne bacteria multiply faster in warm weather and fresh fruits and vegetables are often consumed raw.

To keep nutritious produce and fresh-squeezed juices safe, follow these food safety tips toprevent food poisoning, also called foodborne illness:

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Follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration handling tips to keep nutritious produce and fresh-squeezed juices safe from bacteria. Photo: Getty Images

Wash Thoroughly

The more you wash the less you chances you have to acquire foodborne illness. Photo: Getty Images

Prevent Cross Contamination

Prepare Safely

If it looks rotten, discard it! Photo: Getty Images

Store Properly

Always refrigerate produce! Photo: Getty Images

Check Your Juice

Avoid drinking juices that have not been pasteurized or otherwise treated to control harmful bacteria! Photo: Getty Images

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Handle Them Safely! 15 Tips To Prevent Food Poisoning From Raw Produce, Fresh-Squeezed Juices - Latin Times

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