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    E.Coli Bacteria

    Carol G.
    Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:00 pm
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    Any suggestions for killing this bacteria on fruits & veggies?
    I have seen a few posts for cleaning fruit but does the soda, water, grapfruit extract really kill E. coli & flu & cold germs. I have visions of field hands or store personnel or even kids handling the produce with dirty hands or coughing on the item I'm purchasing & I'm never really sure if the wash I'm using is really killing the germs.
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    Shirl (J) 831
    Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:24 am
    Forum Host
    I also have resaerched this topic and I keep seeing the same statement PLAIN cold water is 100% effective and just as good if not better than anything you can "spray" on them.
    Just keep them under cold runnign water and keep spreading the leaves of lettuce etc. and get in all the grooves and hidden spots.
    Kathy228
    Sat May 08, 2010 9:30 am
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    I half-fill the sink with white vinegar and water. Then put the fruit or vegs in the water, swish around and let soak a few mins. That waxy, tacky coating is removed. And vinegar is a natural germacide and anti viral. The vinegar taste/smell disappears.

    I also swish and soak thick skinned fruit like oranges and lemons, avocados.
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    Zurie
    Mon May 17, 2010 12:00 pm
    Forum Host
    If not waxed ... good washing under a running tap should be adequate.

    And drying with kitchen paper, which right off the roll is almost sterile. Or dry with a clea kitchen cloth. (I wash my kitchen towels @ near boiling temps in the washing machine, and they dry in the sun. I like to think they're pretty clean! icon_wink.gif )
    Chef #2209809
    Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:15 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    E. coli is a common type of bacteria that can get into food. It comes from human and animal wastes. I just read that experts from the University of California Los Angeles have come up with a device that can put a mobile phone to use fighting food-borne sickness. The gadget, which is only a prototype, utilizes LED and ultraviolet lights to identify E. coli bacteria. Source for this article: UCLA scientists create E coli detector attachment for cell phones. This device is very nice because it can help us protect from this bacteria which can really harm our health.
    JolyV
    Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:16 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    [quote="Chef #2209809"]E. coli is a common type of bacteria that can get into food. It comes from human and animal wastes. I just read that experts from the University of California Los Angeles have come up with a device that can put a mobile phone to use fighting food-borne sickness. The gadget, which is only a prototype, utilizes LED and ultraviolet lights to identify E. coli bacteria. Source for this article: UCLA scientists create E coli detector attachment for cell phones. This device is very nice because it can help us protect from this bacteria which can really harm our health.[/quote]
    Thanks, It´s interesting.
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