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Strawberries

Strawberries are grown in every state in the U.S. and almost every country in the world. They are an excellent source of nutrients and are a great addition to a healthy diet. Strawberries have been associated with several foodborne illnesses highlighting the importance of following recommended food safety practices from the farm to the table. Read more

Sweet Corn

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Key Facts Fresh-cut sweet corn kernels are extremely perishable, with very high respiration rates, making proper temperature control critical. While there are concerns regarding various mycotoxins in field corn fed to animals, there is minimal risk associated with mycotoxins in sweet corn consumed by humans. According to the FDA, Read more

Swiss Chard

ContentsKey FactsIntroductionFood Outbreaks and RecallsProduction Food SafetyConsumptionNutritionReferencesKey Facts Chard is referred to as Swiss chard, which is a close relative of the beet and is grown for its leaves and stems as opposed to the edible root. Swiss chard is a popular choice by consumers. The leafy green is known for its bright colored stems Read more

Watermelon

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  Key Facts Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, cantaloupes, and other melons This annual fruit crop has a smooth green rind; the flesh is most commonly red but may be yellow or orange Watermelon can be seeded or seedless, Read more

Wine

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Key Facts Winemaking has been practiced for over 5,000 years, although some researchers have evidence to suggest it could have begun as early as 9,000 B.C. The Food and Drug Administration consider wine a “low-risk” food product for causing adverse outcomes or death in consumers. California produces 95% of the Read more