Food safety shopping tips
- Separate raw meat from your other groceries. Wrap meat in plastic bags to reduce the risk of juices leaking onto other groceries.
- Check produce for bruising. Bruising quickly turns to mold.
- Never buy or eat food from cans that are dented, bulging or leaking. Dents may seem harmless but they compromise the can, which may mean a break in the seal.
- Buy cold and frozen foods at the end of shopping to ensure they stay fresh for the trip home. Take your groceries home immediately and put perishable ones in the refrigerator or freezer. If you have to travel a long distance, consider using a cooler with freezer packs or ice to keep food fresh.
- Label specific reusable grocery bags or bins for meat, poultry and seafood.