With the 5p bag tax, bags for life are becoming a norm, and it’s great news for the environment. But one problem is that we could be putting our food into dirty bags, not just visibly dirty, but bags with dangerous bacteria on the inside.
There are estimated to be 280,000 cases of Campylobacter every year and on average 110 deaths. The Food Standards Agency reckons that this means that around one third of us in the UK will suffer from the disease at some point in our lives. Four out of five cases are associated with chicken.
Have you ever wondered what might be lurking on your supermarket trolley? We think of food shops as nice clean places, but in fact a study in the US(1) showed that there may be unwelcome micro-organisms on the handle of the trolley. Indeed, studies suggested that there may be an association between children sitting in […]