2017, Food safety -

Clean Tote Bags

Reusable grocery totes are good for the atmosphere, however hold them clear to stop bacterial contamination.

The Academy of Vitamin and Dietetics warns that the totes could harbor dangerous micro organism that may trigger meals poisoning if, for example, juices leak from uncooked meat; the micro organism can linger and multiply after which contaminate different meals.

That’s good cause to wrap your meat, fish and poultry in plastic baggage earlier than putting them within the tote.

Higher but, use separate totes for uncooked meats and ready-to-eat meals, comparable to salad greens and bread—and mark them clearly so that they don’t get blended up. Wash your baggage in scorching, soapy water (both by hand or within the washer), allow them to dry utterly and retailer them in a clear, dry place.