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The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of safe handling and preparation practices for fresh fruits and vegetables. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the occurrence of foodborne disease increases during the summer months for all foods, including fresh produce.
Foodborne illness can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons with foodborne illness can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.Following are some steps that consumers can take to reduce the risk of foodborne illness from fresh produce:
Following these steps will help reduce the risk of foodborne illness from fresh produce.Source:
Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 26, 2000
Consumer Inquiries: 1-888-SAFEFOOD
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