How Soon, Can Mold Attack, Fruits And Vegtables?

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How soon can Mold attack fruits and vegetables?

This was the client of mine who just got this orange from a grocery store some two days before and the attack has already started.  Imagine that.  Grocery stores should move the produce around regularly at the grocery store.  If they do not do this, the product will be attacked, like the above.  I suggest to grocery stores that not only keep the produced moved around regularly but also wipe the produce as well.  


Something that I do that is helpful is to: put all fruits and vegetables in the sink and let them soak in a mixture of water, vinegar, soap, and baking soda.  Watch the interaction with the soap and vinegar and baking soda.  You will see a foaming action.  Do not be frightened.  This is normal and let things work for about 30 minutes and let them air dry on a towel.  It not only cleans your fruits and vegetables but it also cleans them.  Another thing to realize is that if you bring home this, it will attack other fruits and vegetables so if you spot growth, wash it off or cut it off immediately unless you are one of the ones who eat the growth.  Wink. Smiles.


When you buy produce, make sure you examine it before you buy it.  Make sure that you do not have a bag that has one bad fruit in it for this will attack the other fruit very quickly if you do not clean it and get it prepared for eating.  Most people do not want to go to all this trouble but I do because I know what this growth can do to produce and it works very quickly.


My name is David Snell and I own Executive Restoration LLC, which is based out of Mint Hill/Charlotte North Carolina and Mold Inspections and Water Damage Inspections are my passion.  I guess we all need to be passionate about something.  Right?


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Comments (2)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello David - if one doesn't do a regular search of the inside of their refrigerator or on top of the counter, evidence can grow. . .  

Jul 01, 2021 03:39 AM
David Snell 704.545.0098
WWW.ExecutiveRestoration.Com - Charlotte, NC

Michael, you are so right.  Mold and Fungus has a way of attacking things so quickly.

Thank you,


Jul 01, 2021 06:31 PM