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Ensure sure your Farmer's Market food is safe

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Iowa Department of Public Health is reminding people that fresh food doesn't always mean safe food.  IDPH is investigating at least ten illnesses which they believe are related to a product sold at a farmers market in east-central Iowa.

The product is made from freshly prepared fruits and vegetables.  While IDPH encourages Iowans to turn to farmer's markets for healthy produce, folks should also remember if the product is not properly refrigerated it can be a potential health risk.

In warm temperatures, you should be aware that any freshly prepared fruit or vegetable product, such as hummus, salsa, cut fruit salad, or guacamole needs to be refrigerated before and after the sale.  Bacteria can grow if these items are not handled correctly.

If you are shopping at a farmers market, remember to buy products from vendors who keep their prepared products cold.  IDPH also recommends bringing along a cooler or ice pack to transport these items home.  Once at your house, place the products in the refrigerator immediately and eat them within a few days.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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