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Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:39 PM

Any ideas how to ensure fresh produce is coronavirus free?

Nothing that I can find on google.
Our super market produce passes through a lot of hands.

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Reply Any ideas how to ensure fresh produce is coronavirus free? (Original post)
trof Mar 17 OP
TygrBright Mar 17 #1
trof Mar 17 #6
dweller Mar 17 #2
lapfog_1 Mar 17 #3
Bev54 Mar 17 #4
trof Mar 17 #7
brewens Mar 17 #5
Rollo Mar 17 #8
Atticus Mar 17 #9
trof Mar 17 #10
zipplewrath Mar 17 #11
trof Mar 18 #12
zipplewrath Mar 18 #13

Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:41 PM

1. Coronavirus and food...

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:48 PM

6. Thanks Tyg. Very helpful.

I knew someone here would have an answer.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:42 PM

2. soap and water?



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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:42 PM

3. if you cook it and can it

and are very careful handling it... you should be good.

Another thing to do (and I have no proof of this) is to flood it for some duration with intense UV light. Won't cook it but should kill any surface virus.

Of course, wash with water first... and use disposable gloves. Wash your hands after prep and be careful not to touch your face,.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:46 PM

4. The recipe I have is

2 teaspoons of bleach to one gallon of water, soak for 1 minute and rinse thoroughly and then refrigerate. Not sure if this is sufficient but is all I could find.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:50 PM

7. Thanks.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:47 PM

5. I quit fondling produce. I just eyeball it, pick one and hope for the best. That would be a good tip

to get out there.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:52 PM

8. Well, a vinegar soak might help...

Most salad stuff will wind up in vinegar anyway.

However vinegar may not be as effective a disinfectant as bleach or peroxide. But which would you rather put on your salad?

I haven't yet found a study on the effectiveness of vinegar vs CV19.

[link:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10656352|

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:52 PM

9. Put 2 teaspoons of bleach (8.25% hypochlorite) in 1 gallon of water. This yields a wash that

is 200 p bleach which is strong enough for all but very dirty produce. Immerse the fruits or veggies for a full minute and then rinse thoroughly.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:56 PM

10. Thank you.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 07:49 PM

11. You can't ingest COVID-19

It has to get into the respiratory system (or in your blood). It dies in the stomach, and in some cases in your mouth. Of course during the handling of it, it can transfer to your hands. So, wash the food then wash your hands.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:58 PM

12. But you breathe while you're eating.

If it's in your mouth couldn't you inhale it?

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Response to trof (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:59 PM

13. anythings possible

The likelihood is low.

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