Vital Signs Blog is provided by Vital Signs Ministries Director, Denny Hartford.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Just What Nasty Things Are In YOUR Reusable Grocery Bag?
Like a lot of folks, when grocery stores began offering reusable tote bags, I bought three or four. However, I almost immediately had second thoughts about the purchase. For instance, I remembered the advice from the cooking shows about not letting the produce or the red meat even touch the surface on which raw chicken had been placed. I thought too of how we wash the vegetables because we know how easily they pick up bugs and other ugly things from storage and travel.
So why should I place my groceries in tote bags that will undoubtedly hang on to traces of things I put in last week or longer -- things that have the opportunity to go bad on a microscopic level?
We decided to check out a few websites that might give us answers and, sure enough, we found that health officials were not very keen on the reusable grocery bag idea. Why?