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Hidden Contamination at Checkout: Grocery Conveyor Belts


Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, food, health, investigation, prevention, protection, safety )

Kathy
- 90 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Few places are dirtier than the checkstand conveyor belts at your local supermarket. Going round and round, year after year, conveyor belts may look clean, but they are actually a breeding ground for unwanted bacteria. Shoppers place billions of products



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Mary Cromley (122)
Friday August 22, 2014, 12:08 pm
Well, here's something else for me to worry about. Thank you for sharing, Kathy.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 22, 2014, 12:45 pm
Great.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Friday August 22, 2014, 12:45 pm
Noted. Thanks so much for posting this info, Kathy.
 

Stardust Noel (53)
Friday August 22, 2014, 1:58 pm
Really makes sense, thank you !
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday August 22, 2014, 1:58 pm
I always cringe when people put their children on counter tops "to see what is going on" I don't care if the diaper isn't soggy....it's just gross!
 

Stardust Noel (53)
Friday August 22, 2014, 2:01 pm
Thinking about this now, & I've seen meat pkgs. leave blood on the belt, , & just get swiped up with a paper towel, not often, but in the past I have seen this, Yuck,
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday August 22, 2014, 4:53 pm
Noted. Not only the conveyor belts but the shopping carts are contaminated.
 

Lone F. (34)
Friday August 22, 2014, 6:45 pm
Good article. Bacteria lurking everywhere! Thanks Kathy!
 

Katie D. (100)
Friday August 22, 2014, 7:59 pm
I am a retired cashier, I have seen people put their babies and children up on to the belt's let them ride down. I would ask them to please take them off people put their food here. I would shut down the belt every time it would have meat or nasty things on it, and clean it, people would always be happy to have it clean. They didn't mind waiting just a few minutes. Now I ask them to wipe the things off before I put my things up I just tell them I don't want to take that stuff home and put it in my frig. or cupboards. If they get an attitude I look for another lane to check out and another cashier next time. if it's wet bad looking, I don't want to take that stuff home and put things into my frig or cupboards. Just ask that cashier to please clean it off before you put your grocerie's up there. Any Cashier should be proud to have a clean lane to check out they should notice how it looks!! !
 

Catman P. (934)
Friday August 22, 2014, 9:42 pm
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