Everybody eats, and no one wants to eat something that could make you sick. But there’s a lot of misinformation out there about how and whether you should wash your food… Food safety is an important issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year one in six people in the United States will get sick because of food-borne illness. And risks can be increased or decreased at every point between the farm and your fork. Yes, you want to make sure to cook your food to the appropriate temperature, but here are some other tips to help you make good decisions in the kitchen… "Any time you’re going to eat fresh produce you should rinse it off, if for no other reason than to rinse off dirt," said Don Schaffner, a food safety researcher at Rutgers. "And rinsing off produce may offer some risk reduction in terms of microbial pathogens."
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