If you want to use reusable grocery bags, here’s information which will help protect you and your loved ones from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: wash them frequently using hot water and soap (either by hand or in your washing machine). Dry the reusable grocery bags thoroughly before storing. Moist grocery bags provide a haven for mold and fungi. Lastly, don’t leave used totes in your car trunk where germs can multiply rapidly. Whatever kind of grocery bags you use, the experts recommend you wipe off your counter tops/kitchen table with soap and water after grocery bags set on them.
For more tips on reducing your risk of foodborne illness, visit www.homefoodsafety.org.
A video about cleaning reusable bags can be found at http://www.bagtheban.com/multimedia/item/practice-safe-sacks/