Clean your hands, clean your food
Foodborne illness outbreaks remind us that our food supply may not be as safe as we think it is. A 20-second plain-water rinse will get rid of some bacteria, but for better protection make your own natural cleaning concoction: Mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar, and 1 cup cold tap water in a spray bottle, shake well, and apply to your produce. Rinse with tap water before cooking or serving.
Also remember to wash your hands before handling or preparing food; plain soap and water work as well at killing germs as soaps labeled "antibacterial."