The increasing prevalence of self-checkout lanes and reusable shopping bags means bagging groceries is not necessarily left to the professionals.
Proper bagging techniques are essential to keep your groceries fresh, safe, and intact for your enjoyment. Many of these guidelines stem from common food safety principles, like separation of food types and controlling temperature. Here are a few tips:
If you use reusable bags, here are a few additional items to consider.
These simple actions can help keep your groceries safe and delicious from cart to home.
In this podcast, we discuss food safety culture, including how food safety culture is established, measured, and how they are expected to change in light of ongoing advancements in food science and policy. Our guests include Hugo Gutierrez, Global Food Safety and Quality Officer for Kerry, and Bob Gravani, Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Director Emeritus of the National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program at Cornell University.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pull the global food system into new and uncertain territory. Much of this uncertainty stems from rapid shifts in consumer behaviors as a result of our collective 'new normal'.