As we adapt to changes in how we shop during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamie Pfuhl with the Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) has this advice for Minnesotans once they get their groceries home:

“Make sure that you’re washing your produce, washing those products very, very well, make sure you dry them, and even if it’s a banana, a cantaloupe, of if it’s something where you think the skin isn’t going to touch, you may run a knife, you may touch some fruit, so just make sure you wash those things.”

Pfuhl says it’s also a good idea to use good food safety practices like cooking food to the right temperature and keeping raw meat separate from your other groceries.