Consumer focused review of the fruit and vegetable food chain
Project Reference: CFR
During 2006, safefood undertook a review of how fruit and vegetables are grown, imported, sold and consumed on the island of Ireland. This review focuses on ready-to-eat fresh fruit and vegetables, whether whole or prepared, which are eaten raw.
The review outlines the nutritional and health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables as well as the basic processes by which fruit and vegetables enter the consumer food chain, the controls in place to protect consumers from potential risks, and the food hygiene practices that consumers should follow when buying, storing and eating fruit and vegetables.