Information on foodborne illness and contaminants related to produce and nuts.
Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are an important part of a healthy diet. However, harmful bacteria that may be in the soil or water where produce grows may come in contact with and contaminate fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Fresh produce and nuts may also become contaminated after they have been harvested, such as during preparation or storage. This page contains information to help you stay safe from foodborne illness when consuming these foods.
Fruits, Vegetables & Nuts
Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely
- U.S.-Mexico Partnership Enhances the Safety of Fresh Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)
Food Safety Information Concerning Sprouts "Pine Mouth" and Consumption of Pine Nuts Update on Listeria monocytogenes and Cantaloupes Letter to Cantaloupe Industry on Produce Safety
- Grapefruit Causes Problems When Taken with Certain Medications
- Guidance Documents and Regulatory Information
Produce Safety Action Plan[ARCHIVED]