Tote bags: a health risk?

River Reporter recently republished a 2010 article about reusable bag contamination.

“As we begin to leave plastic behind and use reusable bags more often, it is important to use proper food-safety practices to avoid the risk of cross-contamination, food-borne illness and, now, air-borne illness. You often read about outbreaks of salmonella poisoning from poultry products, and E. coli from meat, fruit and vegetables contaminated from animals, poultry or sewage. These bags pick up bacteria from the foods they carry. Bacteria can also be transferred from the environment, such as the food bins in the store, the grocery cart, the ground and the car.”

Read the full article on River Reporter.

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