Fresh1 selects freshest, most flavorful,
high quality produce to carry our name. In order to
ensure that our products continue to meet those standards
in your home and on your table, we ask our customers
to store and prepare their produce using safe practices.
- Buy produce often and use soon after purchase
to ensure freshness.
- Separate fruits and vegetables
in your refrigerator, and store in crisper drawers.
cut produce should be stored in plastic bags or
containers and used within a day.
- Keep your refrigerator
at 40 degrees or cooler.
- Many fruits, including
apples, bananas, and oranges, can be stored on
the counter, at room temperature.
Eat soon after purchase, and check frequently
to avoid spoiling.
- Tomatoes are best stored
at room temperature to preserve flavor and texture.
Berries should be rinsed just before eating,
not before refrigeration, to avoid mold
- Wash your hands and all cooking and prep
surfaces with hot soapy water before handling produce.
- Rinse all produce in cool running water before
trimming and cooking. Use a veggie brush to remove
- Trim off any damaged or bruised areas.
- Replace soft-surface
cutting boards periodically, as bacteria can grow
in the cracks.
Keep meats separate from vegetables to avoid possible
contamination. Meats should be prepared on a separate
cutting board or surface, using separate utensils.
Defrost food in the refrigerator, and don’t let
sit out more than 30 minutes before cooking.
Cook any dish containing meat to 160 degrees and cover
to make sure all areas are completely heated.
Leftovers should be heated to 160 degrees; soups should
cook until boiling.
These tips come from www.foodsafety.gov and www.fightbac.org.
To learn more about safe food preparation and handling,
visit these sites.