Most people are aware that raw meat, poultry and seafood carry risks of foodborne illness, but you can also get sick from contaminated produce. Harmful bacteria can come into contact with fruits and vegetables in the soil or water where they’re grown, or even during food preparation after they’re harvested.

Food safety is critical to keeping you and your family healthy. Most foodborne illnesses can be prevented with some simple food handling behaviors for selecting, washing, preparing and storing produce and other foods.

Click the links below to find important food safety tips to protect you and your family.