The surprise? Marler says he also stays away from pre-washed fruits and vegetables too. "Convenience is great, but sometimes I think it isn't worth the risk," he says.
So why exactly is it better to wash your own produce? You'd think a pre-wash before it gets to you would be a plus, but Marler says that the more people handling food, the more risk there is of some bad bacteria sneaking its way in. And considering the recent recall of Dole pre-washed greens, his wariness isn't unfounded.
So what's a fruit- and veggie-loving girl to do? Just be sure to give your produce a good wash—especially if someone else supposedly did it for you.
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