1. Home
  2. Activity Downloads
  3. Educational Safety Activities
  4. Food Safety
  5. Safely Select and Serve Produce for Juice and Preparing Meals

Educational activity sheets, shopping guidelines, and videos on safe handling of raw produce and fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices. Learn facts about washing fruits and vegetables under running water, even if they will be peeled or cut. Also, cut off bruised or damaged areas.

Selecting and Serving Produce Safely

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Your local markets carry an amazing variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious. However, harmful bacteria that may be in the soil or water where produce grows can come in contact with fruits and vegetables and contaminate them. Fresh produce may also become contaminated after it is harvested, such as during storage or preparation.

Eating contaminated produce can lead to foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning.” So as you enjoy fresh produce, follow these safe handling tips to help protect you and your family. 

Video: Safe Handling of Raw Produce

What You Need to Know About Produce and Juice Safety

Information and Resources

FoodSafety.gov Charts: Food Safety at a Glance

How long can you store leftovers in the refrigerator? How can you tell when chicken breasts are done? How long does it take to cook a turkey? Check out these charts for fast answers.

FoodSafety.gov: FoodKeeper App

The FoodKeeper helps you understand food and beverages storage. It will help you maximize the freshness and quality of items. By doing so you will be able to keep items fresh longer than if they were not stored properly. It is also available as a mobile application for devices, Android and Apple.

Read More

 Public Downloads

All items are free to view, share, and download.

Public Downloads - Español (Spanish)

When available, we provide all our content with a Spanish version in our public download section. You can find additional material from sources listed in all our articles.