Health Tip: Keep Cloth Grocery Totes Clean

(HealthDay News) -- Reusable grocery totes may be friendly for the environment, but they can also befriend harmful bacteria.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how to keep grocery totes clean:

  • Regularly wash grocery totes either by hand (use hot, soapy water) or in the washing machine.

  • Bag separately in plastic any fish, poultry or meat before placing them in a tote. Be sure to separate these products from prepared or packaged foods.

  • Carefully clean any kitchen areas (such as a counter) where you place totes while unpacking.

  • Don't leave totes in the trunk of your car; store them in a cool, dry place.

Related Articles

Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.

Health News is provided as a service to Sharp Web site users by HealthDay. Sharp HealthCare nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please read the Terms of Use for more information.