Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Produce is the spice of life

The last several posts have focused on clarifying safe produce handling recommendations for consumers and the start of the growing season. When planning our grocery store or farm market trips, does organically grown produce present any food-safety advantages?

The International Food Information Council offers some helpful tips in response to recent media attention contrasting the health benefits of organic and conventional produce; those tips are shared below:

Variety is the spice of life! There is ample evidence that variety in the diet promotes health while also supporting food safety.  Variety can come in the form of the type of fruit or vegetable that we consume, and also the form, i.e. fresh, dried, canned or frozen. Many dried, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables offer a nutritious way to add spice to life. More information on canned items here. Stay well and food-safe. Barb