Food Safety Tips on Fruits and Fruit Products

Food Safety Tips on Fruits and Fruit Products

Fruits are nutritious and an important part of a healthy diet. However, fresh fruits may be contaminated with harmful microorganisms (such as bacteria and viruses) that are present in the soil, water or animal faeces and come into contact with the fruits. Fruits and fruit products may also become contaminated during preparation or storage.  Eating contaminated fruits and fruit products can lead to illnesses. To ensure food safety, it is important to follow food safety tips below all the time, including when you are travelling abroad:

For fresh fruits including pre-cut fruits-

Purchase

Storage

Preparation

For fruit products including dried fruits and fruit juices-

Purchase

Storage

Use