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I read a study about the garnishes used in most cocktails and glasses of iced tea. A scientist got interested in how safe these items were. The answer? They aren’t. Most of them have been contaminated with something dangerous. This applies to your everyday shopping as well.

Lessons Learned from H1N1: That’s when the wipes started showing up outside stores. The flu virus can live up to 48 hours after contact even in cold temperatures. This leaves a shopping cart a hot zone when it comes to contagious diseases

Produce: I’ve watched people literally browse through a specific fruit or vegetable bare handed in order to find the perfect one. While some stores have tongs for this, not many use them and some “borrow” them. The thought of someone I don’t know handling what I’m planning on eating without the courtesy of gloves is scary.

Here is a trick that will help you avoid being a dangerous browser. I open the plastic bags provided, stick my hand in, get what I want and then turn the bag inside out. That way my hands have not touched food that others are going to eat.

Meat: It’s not so much who handles the meat. That’s done by butchers who are properly attired. It does bring up something to consider. Where in your cart do you put the meat? Even properly wrapped it can contaminate what’s under it.

Loading the Cart: Due to concerns that one product could harm another product (and that putting laundry soap on top of bread makes for squished bread) I create areas for each type of item. This keeps the meat separate from the produce and the bread and potato chips from becoming expensive crumbs. I recommend others do the same.

Sanitizers: I use these twice. The first time is when I get my cart. The second time is when I’m done with my cart. That way anything I may have is cleaned up in case the next person doesn’t do the job.

I have brough home various illnesses from the grocery store. I don’t want to do it again and I don’t want to be responsible for someone catching anything I might have. It’s more than common courtesy… it could save a life.

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