(HealthDay News) -- Washing food before you eat it can help remove harmful germs. But the procedure isn't the same for all foods.
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The U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service suggests these tips for which foods to wash and how:
- All fruits and vegetables, even those you peel, should be washed before eating.
- After cutting away areas that are damaged or bruised, rinse produce under running tap water without using any soaps, cleansers or detergents.
- Use a produce brush on firm produce, such as melons or cucumbers.
- Use a clean, dry towel to dry.
- Do not wash meat, poultry or eggs, as this can spread germs.
- Pre-washed, bagged produce usually is safe to eat without washing yourself.
-- Diana Kohnle
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