Reusable bags are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags for carting your grub home from the market. You can prevent bacteria and cross-contamination by washing and storing the bags safely between uses. Wash bags following care instructions. See the fabric label for details. Wipe insulated bags with a disinfecting or sanitizing cloth. Use separate bags for raw meats, seafoods and produce. Keep bags for non food items like cleaners, books, sports gear separate from food bags. Make sure your bags are dry before storing and don't store them in the trunk of your car-this is a good environment for bacteria growth. Store bags at home in a cool, dry environment.