Covered in snow, there’s nothing local about my produce right now. Maybe buying cantaloupe right now isn’t such a good idea but the FDA has suggested all U.S. grocers pull the melons but click here for a list of suggestions on how to help reduce the risk of contracting the foodborne illness. It might also be a good idea to ask your local grocery store where their melons come from and mention this outbreak. I always wash my veggies and fruit with hot water because I don’t know who touched them, what was sprayed on them or where they came from…even if they are organic or local! Newsweek, ran a article about washing your fresh veggies and fruit and recommends washing even the produce you peel! So don’t stop eating the fresh stuff because it’s the best for your health but be cautious and wash away!
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