Tag: contamination


Keeping Food Safe: Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes are grown in close contact with the ground, which may occasionally introduce bacterial contamination from soil, water or animals. Contamination from human contact may also arise during or after harvest. Handling and Preparation Always wash hands and utensils (knives and cutting boards) before and after handling melons. Wash the […]


Reusable Grocery Bags and Preventing Foodborne Illness

Did you know? Only 15% of Americans regularly wash their reusable grocery bags, creating a breeding zone for harmful bacteria, including Norovirus, Salmonella, and E. coli. Regular washing reduces the numbers of bacteria in reusable bags by 99.9%. Learn more at: www.foodsafety.gov Many people now use reusable bags for grocery shopping as a […]