Reusable Grocery Tote Safety
Reduce your risk of food poisoning with these tips from Home Food Safety:
- Place fresh or frozen raw meat, poultry and fish in separate totes from produce and ready-to-eat foods.
- Wash your grocery tote frequently in the washing machine or by hand with hot, soapy water.
- Clean all areas where you place your totes, such as kitchen counter or table, to reduce cross contamination.
- When shopping, put meat, poultry and fish in separate plastic bags before placing in the tote. This will help prevent juices from leaking and contaminating your reusable bags and food.
- Store totes in a clean, dry location. Avoid leaving totes in the trunk of a vehicle.