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Bag-teria?

If unclean, reusable bags could expose your food to germs like E. coli or salmonella
If unclean, reusable bags could expose your food to germs like E. coli or salmonella

When it comes to frequent E. coli outbreaks, products ranging from lettuce to bison meat are often blamed for contamination, but there may be an easily overlooked factor spreading the bacteria, one that may touch almost every food item your family eats: reusable grocery bags.

Touted as the safer, more eco-friendly alternative to plastic, the reusable grocery bag’s popularity is on the rise. In addition to its green virtues, the reusable grocery bag’s versatility adds to its appeal. Taking the kids to daycare and can’t find the baby bag? Throw everything in one of the reusable grocery bags in your kitchen. Realize your gym bag is at home after your workout? Put your dirty gym socks in the reusable grocery bag that lives in your backseat; the same bag you used last weekend to carry the kids’ beach toys, or brought home dinner with the week before.

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