Bags for life carry food poisoning risk, consumer watchdog warns
Bags for life may pose a food poisoning risk if used to carry raw foods such as meat and fish, a consumer watchdog has warned.
The Food Standards Agency has issued revised guidance on the reusable shopping bags, advising customers that cross-contamination between meats can occur if transported in the same bag. The agency has advised that contamination can occur even if food stuffs do not obviously leak or spill, due to traces of the products sometimes being carried on the outer packaging. Use separate bags They recommend that shoppers use separate bags to transport raw meat, ready-to-eat food and non-food items, as well as regularly cleaning bags to reduce bacteria.
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