Raw Agricultural Products

This describes food in its raw or natural state, and includes shell eggs and fruits and vegetables in their whole, unpeeled or unprocessed form.

Minimal processing at the farm, such as rinsing off soil and debris, is not considered processing and therefore fresh uncut produce is still characterized as a raw agricultural commodity.

*Please note that some types of produce, such as salad greens, are often displayed in a manner that suggests to the consumer that the product is a ready-to-eat food. Consumers should be informed that raw produce with minimal or no post-harvest processing needs to be washed thoroughly before eating.