How do you sanitise your shopping?

(249 Posts)
Lottiebugz22 Thu 09-Apr-20 15:58:28

Do you wash your tins with soap for 20 seconds? What do you do about bread in paper or meat or plastic cartons? And what about fresh fruit and vegetables?

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Aderyn19 Thu 09-Apr-20 16:00:31

Spray with Dettol or dunk in Milton. Dunk eggs in soapy water and ditch the cartons

Scottishgirl85 Thu 09-Apr-20 16:01:50

Erm, we don't!

HildaSnibbs Thu 09-Apr-20 16:03:06

I don't - just unpack it and wash hands and door handles afterwards.

ScarfLadysBag Thu 09-Apr-20 16:04:04

We just dispose of bags, put food away and wash hands. And just rinse fruit and veg as normal. I'm comfortable the level of risk involved is very small.

ohmysoul Thu 09-Apr-20 16:05:50

We don't either. Wash hands afterwards and wash fruit and veg as normal.

Mascotte Thu 09-Apr-20 16:06:32

I’m more in need of sanitising myself at the moment. But my sanitising spray doesn’t seem to be helping.


MrsBungle Thu 09-Apr-20 16:06:33

We don’t either

planningaheadtoday Thu 09-Apr-20 16:08:15

Anything that doesn't require freezing or chilling gets to stay in a safe place untouched for 72 hours.

Anything that can be transferred to clean bags is transferred. For example bread, and the outer bag is binned.

Fruit and veg is washed.

Eggs are washed and transferred to a clean egg carton (older than 72 hours)

Milk cartons are wiped down.
Meat is either transferred to clean containers or container wiped down with appropriate cleaner and left to dry.

Multipacks are opened and contents tipped out, then outer is disposed of.

We have highly vulnerable in our house and this is necessary.

It's quite quick to do now, the first few times took more thinking about.

YewandOak Thu 09-Apr-20 16:08:49

I don't.

Frompcat Thu 09-Apr-20 16:09:08

I don't. Can't take the risk of a relapse of my OCD.

ArtisanBreadBin Thu 09-Apr-20 16:12:24

Nope. Hand washing here. Washing your food is a step too far. And exceptionally wasteful to repackage everything

TeaMilkNoSugarThanks Thu 09-Apr-20 16:12:28

Unpack bags, wash hands, leave bags outside in the shed.

Remind family to wash hands every so often, even when in the house.

I am hiding the good chocolate in a secure biscuit tin location for the safety of the family, just in case it's harbouring dangerous bacteria.

Wewearpinkonwednesdays Thu 09-Apr-20 16:12:38

We don't. It's unnecessary.

cologne4711 Thu 09-Apr-20 16:13:35

I'm not. I wash my hands thoroughly before I go and I wash my hands thoroughly when I get back.

TotorosFurryBehind Thu 09-Apr-20 16:14:50

We don't.

PragmaticWench Thu 09-Apr-20 16:17:44

Wipe everything thoroughly with dettol wipes. Discard as much outer packaging as possible.

Scissorsnglue Thu 09-Apr-20 16:19:10

I wash things that can take a washing, remove packaging (don't seem this as wasteful, I take bread from its wrapper into a large Tupperware, some things into a plastic freezer bag but I will be reusing the bag). Tins - I've wiped those but I must say I'm pouring my cans of coke etc into a glass rather than drinking from the can as I would usually do. Although I will wash my hands thoroughly I cannot guarantee the children will do so every time they touch something in the cupboard, so I would rather the stuff was clean. I leave some in the car for three days.
It's not easy to know what is important and what not, but it's not like I don't have time on my hands just now.

SabineSchmetterling Thu 09-Apr-20 16:20:08

I don’t.

Aderyn19 I’m not sure if you’re serious or not but if you are serious you should not be washing your eggs in soapy water. The shells are permeable. If you really insist on washing them rinse them under water just before cooking.

dementedpixie Thu 09-Apr-20 16:20:21

I dont. Wash hands after unpacking and when using the product

zen1 Thu 09-Apr-20 16:21:24

Is this actually recommended by scientists anywhere? I have OCD tendencies and think if I started could become a whole complicated ritual.

FTMF30 Thu 09-Apr-20 16:22:30

I don't. People are getting far too paranoid about this. The virus isn't the only thing that's contagious.

LoisLittsLover Thu 09-Apr-20 16:23:29

I don't and think that especially using wipes to do so is quite wasteful, a soapy cloth would do the same

Amber0685 Thu 09-Apr-20 16:24:59

I wash it in hot soapy washing up liquid in the sink, and throw away cardboard packaging.

devildeepbluesea Thu 09-Apr-20 16:26:07

I don't.

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