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Produce cannot safely be salvaged in flooded areas

from Food Safety News

More rain is in the forecast for many flood-ravaged areas, but in areas where floodwaters have receded, public health officials are warning people to not eat fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens or commercial growing fields that were under water. "Gardens that were partially flooded may still be growing. Produce ripe for picking may look edible. However, any plants that came in contact with floodwater must be destroyed. It is a serious health concern," cautioned West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick in a public warning. more

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