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Reusable Grocery Bags and Avoiding 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 […]

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Allergen-Free Packed Lunch Ideas

Packed lunches are a healthy and affordable alternative to dining out. They are also an easy way to avoid cross-contamination that can accidentally happen at cafeterias and restaurants. Though not all brown bagged staples are appropriate for all allergies, below are some suggestions for accommodating specific allergies by making substitutions […]