Food Allergy Thought... Anyone else worry about reusable bags?


Food Allergy Thought… Am I the only who thinks about this?

Do you know those plastic bags they put groceries in? You know the ones… the ones people then take home and use over and over and over again for everything. Well, I don’t like those bags. Every time I see one being used for something else, I think… “What food items were placed in them when you brought the groceries home? Was that food safe or unsafe?”

Am I the only one with a food allergy who thinks about this? Am I being too paranoid?


JJ Vulopas is a senior at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. An advocate for young people, JJ has lived with food allergies his entire life. He is the author of the children's book, Land of Not. You can read his daily blog at and follow him @thelandofcan on Twitter and Instagram.