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What are ways to prevent food poisoning from reusable grocery bags?

Unfortunately, only 15 percent of Americans wash their reusable tote bags on a regular basis, according to a survey conducted by the Home Food Safety program, collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and ConAgra Foods.

Separating tote bags (one for raw meats, fish, and poultry and another for fresh produce) as well as washing the bags after each outing seems like an easy way to prevent a potential risk of contracting foodborne illness. 

 

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