Use common sense when picking produce and using it at home. Look for produce that is not bruised, moldy, slimy or sick-looking. Smell the produce: If it smells bad, leave it behind. Produce that has been misted with water from automatic systems can be full of bacteria, especially if your supermarket recycles water like many stores do. When you get your produce home, wash and dry it well to remove any traces of germs, mold or bacteria before eating. Most importantly: Pack your produce and meats in different bags to avoid cross-contamination.