My sister in law washes food with soap

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2012
My sister in law washes food with soap
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 12:37pm

My sister in law washes fruits and veggies with dish soap. Isn't this dangerous?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2008
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 8:46pm

According to the Food and Drug Administration:

Wash all produce thoroughly under running water before eating, cutting or cooking. This includes produce grown conventionally or organically at home, or purchased from a grocery store or farmer's market. Washing fruits and vegetables with

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 12:46pm

I see Zoe has given you a quick answer and I think in light of that information I would advise against using dish detergent or any other kind of soap on produce.