Healthy living

Fruit and vegetables

Getting five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit every day is good for you. Just make sure you follow some simple steps when handling your fruit'n'veg at home to prevent food poisoning.

Our food is grown in the great outdoors, where it may come into contact with bacteria that can cause food poisoning

So always wash ready-to-eat fruit and vegetables under running water before you eat or cook it - even if it's pre-packaged from the supermarket.

When storing or preparing fruit and vegetables, don't let them mix with juices from raw meat or seafood. Use separate cutting boards and utensils.

Preventing food poisoning at home is simple.

More food safety tips:

 Food safety - separate static Food safety - cook static 


  • Always wash ready-to-eat fruit and vegetables under running water.
  • Don't let fruit and vegetables mix with raw meat, seafood or their juices.
Last reviewed: 02-09-2020
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