Food safety

Surface decontamination of fruits and vegetables eaten raw

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Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 1998
Languages: English

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Overview

This document provides an overview of the hazards associated with fruits and vegetables eaten raw, reviews the methods used for their decontamination (particularly with reference to chemical methods) and evaluates, on the basis of available scientific data, the efficacy of these methods. The purpose of this review is to provide public health authorities with information on the surface decontamination of fruits and vegetables eaten raw, and with guidelines and recommendations that can be provided to growers, processors and consumers.