Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Reusable bags may present health risks from certain foods

Those reusable grocery bags meant to replace the thin plastic ones can harbor germs and pose a risk to your health, according to a study by the University of Arizona. The contamination happens when food, such as raw meat, leaks onto the fabric. If the bag isn't washed, the bacteria can contaminate other food you put into the bag on the next trip to the store.

Researchers recommends washing reusable bags after you use them to tote raw meat.


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