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Bacteria, viruses, and parasites on fresh produce have potential to cause life threatening illnesses. With fruits and vegetables coming from all corners of the world, contamination can occur at various points on the distribution chain.
The ongoing Salmonella outbreak in cucumbers, along with other past foodborne outbreaks in lettuce, berries and sprouts, highlight the need to practice food safety when preparing and cooking fresh fruits and vegetables.