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21 Things Grocery Stores Don’t Want You to Know

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Kelly Bryant of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 21: Your preferred market may appear well maintained—and it probably is. But considering how many shoppers shuffle through each department daily and handling the merchandise, the store is also a breeding ground for germs. 'There is more than one reason why we're all taught to wash off our fruits and veggies before eating them,' says Sam Morrison, a health and wellness expert for Glacier Wellness. 'For starters, fresh produce is often handled by hopeful consumers to test for freshness. Besides removing pesticides, washing these items is a necessary step to clear the produce of countless microbes transferred from the hands of shoppers.'

They can be filthy

Your preferred market may appear well maintained—and it probably is. But considering how many shoppers shuffle through each department daily and handling the merchandise, the store is also a breeding ground for germs. 'There is more than one reason why we're all taught to wash off our fruits and veggies before eating them,' says Sam Morrison, a health and wellness expert for Glacier Wellness. 'For starters, fresh produce is often handled by hopeful consumers to test for freshness. Besides removing pesticides, washing these items is a necessary step to clear the produce of countless microbes transferred from the hands of shoppers.'
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