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  • Avoid an Attack by a Killer Tomato

  • vegetables, tomatoesWhat about those side dishes? "Fruits and vegetables deserve the same consideration before you put them on your plate," says nutritionist Phyllis Freedman. "They aren't as likely to be bacteria-prone, but it pays to make sure your produce is clean."

    Here's some advice:

    • Rinse produce in cool water just before preparing a meal. Avoid soap which leaves a residue.
    • To retain freshness, store in airtight plastic containers instead of metal bowls.
    • Scrub root vegetables, like potatoes, to remove dirt.
    • Washing produce before slicing it prevents the knife from dragging bacteria from the surface to the inside.