Posted January 08, 2019 07:49:37When a plastic container gets stuck in a container or bag, it can lead to a deadly bacterial infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The agency warned that people with the bacteria should avoid using plastic bags or containers because of the risk of spreading it to others.
“There is an increased risk of contamination with the bacterial pathogens [such as Salmonella] in plastic containers and/or other containers,” the CDC said in a statement.
“People should also consider using the lid of containers when filling them or emptying them and washing them regularly.”
Bacterial infections are spread through contact with water, food or any contaminated material.
The CDC said people should avoid storing their own food and drink containers, which can also get contaminated by bacteria.
People with any bacteria should also take steps to ensure they are not using the same container or bags for two or more days, the CDC added.
People should wash their hands thoroughly after handling plastic containers or plastic bags to avoid spreading the bacteria.
The government recommends that anyone who is sick with salmonella and can’t be isolated for three days wash their hand and mouth with soap and water.
The US Food and Drug Administration said that people who have salmonellosis should not use any new plastic containers.
“The FDA encourages people with saliospitals to make a weekly washout at home and wash their personal and personal-care surfaces with soap, warm water, and a mild detergent to prevent the spread of bacteria,” the agency said.
“When using a plastic bag or container, do not use it in the same location where you typically handle your food or drink, including on a counter, countertop, counter or sink.”
The agency also advises people with a food allergy to wash their food with soap.
It said it encourages people to keep a container of food in the fridge, especially if they have an allergy to raw milk.