With the popularity of local food markets on the rise, I encourage friends and nutrition clients to make time to shop at them!
Following are safety guidelines suggested by Toby Amidor, MS. RD, CDN to consider:
1) Wash your reusable cloth or plastic bag often using soap and hot water and then air dry to eliminate food contaminates such as Salmonella.
2) Wrap meat and poultry in disposable bags before placing them into reusable ones. Afterwards, toss the disposable bags.
3) Separate raw and ready-to-eat foods.
4) Store reusable bags in a cool or in a room temperature place where bacteria can’t thrive. Don’t keep them inside of a car or in a trunk!