Concern about food safety should not end once we bring food into our homes. Germs and bacteria can grow on kitchen surfaces, in appliances and on food if they are not properly handled and cleaned. The risk of food borne illness from germs and bacteria in our kitchens is even higher for those who are frail or have compromised immune systems, so extra precautions are needed for the elderly, small children, pregnant women and those who are sick. These 6 Tips to Kill Germs and Bacteria in Your Kitchen should be added to the other safety precautions you take to prevent food borne illnesses.
Grocery bags – whether paper or reusable – have been in contact with the grocery store check-out counter, the shopping cart and the trunk or floor of your car. When you place them on the kitchen counter you transfer the germs they have collected along the way.
Newspaper bags have been handled by the delivery person then tossed on your lawn or driveway. Don’t put them on any surfaces if you can avoid it.