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In pics: Are you washing fruits, veggies right? Check out FSSAI guidelines

Wash, wash and wash before you cook: that's what the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recommends.

FSSAI | Coronavirus | Food safety

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 


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  • Wash your hands before and after coming in contact with fruits, vegetables and other packed items.
  • Wash or scrub all fruits, vegetables and packed food under running water prior using it for any purpose. 
  • Label them ‘pre-washed’ to avoid confusion


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  • Refrigerate the chopped, peeled or cooked item as soon as possible or within 2 hours
  • Use a refrigerator thermometer to ensure the temperature stays at 40°F or below



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  • Wash cutting board, countertops  and utensils with hot  soapy water, before and after use. 
  • Store fruits and vegetables away from and not next to below raw meat, poultry and seafood. These items can drip juices that may have germs. 
  • Use a separate cutting board for fruits and veggies and meats, poultry and seafood. 


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First Published: Mon, July 06 2020. 10:25 IST