Like vegetables, fruits are inherently problematic because they are often consumed raw. Foodborne illness outbreaks related to fruit consumption are often traced back to unsanitary processing conditions – like cleaning or chilling with dirty water – or the use fresh manure, which can house microbes. Consumers are encouraged to wash fruits before eating them but that doesn't actually do much to protect them from potential pathogens.
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