Whether you buy your produce direct from the farm, your local grocery store, farmers market or you harvest it from your own backyard, it is important to wash it before you eat it.
Texas farmers work hard to produce your food under the strict guidelines of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule
. Do your part at school, work and at home by washing produce before you eat it.
Fruits and vegetables are grown in soil. Washing can ensure that all debris is removed before enjoyment.
Many hands have touched your food between harvest and eating. Washing helps to prevent the spread of food borne pathogens.
Remember, Texas Agriculture Matters! So clean it before you eat it, Texas!