I still think y'all are missing the point. She does want her food to be clean, but if water won't get it off (which is really how most people wash their vegetables), then whatever is on there that needs chemicals to get it off is something she doesn't want to eat. Water will get off almost everything (dirt, fertilizer, germs, et cetera); if she needs chemicals to clean her food, then there is something wrong with the food. It's overkill, I guess, to need chemicals to clean your food when water does just fine.
To me it's like getting sanitizer for way down in the depths of your toilet (past where you can see); why does that need to be germ free? Clean, yes, but germ free? What are you reaching down there with or to get that you need there to be no germs all the way down there?
I understand that point. I just don't agree with it. To me, washing food with just water is like washing your hands with just water after going to the bathroom and heading towards the kitchen. After all, I am going to eat the food (unlike the depths of the toilet).
Considering cholera, salmonella contamination, leptospirosis and other food borne disease, it doesn't seem like overkill at all.
I really don't want to get into squick factor here, especially because I realize I'm in the minority, but in general, this is the 21st century; if something goes wrong, we'll be okay. Just FTR, I did take Serv Safe and passed with flying colors, but I also have a great immune system (grew up in the country
). I think people can be way over protective (again, I realize this is a personal perspective); *this is where I get into what I believe is okay and what others believe is not okay*.