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    Ok, All The Illness Going Around From Unclean/infected Produce. How Do You Wash Your Produce?

    I've Always Just Rinsed In The Sink. But That's Not Going To Get Rid Of E-coli, Salmonella, Etc.

    You Can't Was Lettuce In Bleach Water, I Would Think Anyway.

    Without Buying Alot Of Expensive Products, How Do You Wash Your Produce?

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    I wash all my produce in ozonated water. I purchased an ozone generator cheap. It adds ozone to ordinary tap water, which makes the water lethal to pathogens. It also kills MRSA which my nephew has had twice . I wouldn't be without my ozonator. If you want to know more about it, there is lots of info on the net.
    Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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    • #3
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      until now just with water

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      • #4
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        I just use the sink spray on fruit and veggies. I've seen some kind of product you can you right in Fruit and Veggie part of the store. I really never paid much attention to it....guess I should.
        "Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle"

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        • #5
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          I read or heard recently, in connection with the current outbreak, that the 'solution' sold for washing fruits/vegetables is totally unnecessary and use of cold water is fine. Stressed, as always, is the necessity to have one's own hands clean.

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          • #6
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            But.... (no Pun Intended) Getting The People Who Pick It To Wash Their Hands, And Not Use The Restrooms In The Fields Is Another Story!!!

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            • #7
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              Here is an organic veggie and fruit wash..1 tablespoon squeezed lemon juice..2 tablespoon vinegar, 1 cup water...shake and spray on food..then rinse..Haven't tried it yet, but going to..

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Berry63 View Post
                Here is an organic veggie and fruit wash..1 tablespoon squeezed lemon juice..2 tablespoon vinegar, 1 cup water...shake and spray on food..then rinse..Haven't tried it yet, but going to..
                THAT SOUNDS A LOT MORE DO-ABLE!! THANKS

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by nuisance View Post
                  But.... (no Pun Intended) Getting The People Who Pick It To Wash Their Hands, And Not Use The Restrooms In The Fields Is Another Story!!!
                  Until they have portable potty's in the fields that will never change.

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                  • #10
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                    Except, Stopping And Going To The Porta Potty Will Decrease Their Produce Weight They've Picked, And From What I Understand, They Get Paid By The Pound.

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                    • #11
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                      When I buy a cantalope, watermelon, etc. I spray it with either a foam bathroom spray or a clorox spray-let it sit for awhile, then rinse well. I can remember my mom buying 2nds of cantalope at a nearby farm-they were so ripe they cracked in the field-I am sure they can't sell them now.

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                      • #12
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                        i just wash mine with tap water,so far 16 states? maybe a few more? like 116 people got it?im not worried,if i get it i'll sue somebody, lol

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                        • #13
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                          I usually just rinse mine well with cold water but I do have some of that veggie spray wash also.
                          What I don't understand is why we never had this problem 20-25 yrs ago. Also we ate raw cookie dough all the time too & never got sick. And why are so many more people allergic to foods (as in peanuts) than previous?

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                          • #14
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                            probably only 116 "reported" cases. Our clinic has seen approx 30 people so far with it, ate at same restaurant, but... we only cultured one person, and treated the rest per those cultures. You know they all have the same thing, but only the one person was reported because you can only report those who were cultured. If our clinic alone has seen that many, how many other clinic have seen it and not cultured it, so it wasn't reported. we're still having a few trickling in, but we don't culture, why cost them more money to do unnecessary tests, because we know what it is.

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                            • #15
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                              Okay, here are a few thoughts:

                              WE may also be the ones contaminating our produce. If we do not wash our own hands before handling the produce--yep, it might just be us.

                              A sink full of water with a teaspoon of bleach (3 gallons + 1 tsp or capfull) is enough to kill most germs and just rinse well with cold water. This is especially good for produce that will then be peeled.

                              Scrubbing under running cool water will remove almost all bacteria on any vegetable that is grown in the ground or may rest on the ground.

                              Wash/rinse produce in cool water. Using warm water may actually force the bacteria INTO the skin of the produce.

                              And finally, stop running to the doctor for every sniffle or cough. We have brought this upon ourselves and our children. Our own immune systems have been eroded because, over the last generation, we have taken a pill to fight common infections instead of letting those same infections run their course and re-inforce our imune systems.
                              Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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