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close this bookBasic Principles for the Preparation of Safe Food for Infants and Young Children (WHO - OMS, 1996, 10 p.)
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View the documentCOOK FOOD THOROUGHLY
View the documentAVOID STORING COOKED FOOD
View the documentAVOID CONTACT BETWEEN RAW FOODSTUFFS AND COOKED FOODS
View the documentWASH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
View the documentUSE SAFE WATER
View the documentWASH HANDS REPEATEDLY
View the documentAVOID FEEDING INFANTS WITH A BOTTLE
View the documentPROTECT FOODS FROM INSECTS, RODENTS AND OTHER ANIMALS
View the documentSTORE NON-PERISHABLE FOODSTUFFS IN A SAFE PLACE
View the documentKEEP ALL FOOD PREPARATION PREMISES METICULOUSLY CLEAN
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WASH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

FRUITS and vegetables, particularly if they are given to infants in raw form, must be washed carefully with safe water. If possible, vegetables and fruits should be peeled. In situations when these foods are likely to be heavily contaminated, for example when untreated waste water is used for irrigation or untreated nightsoil is used for soil fertilization, fruits and vegetables which cannot be peeled should be thoroughly cooked before they are given to infants.