Beyond the scoop: investigating potential allergen risks when buying food in bulk

Last updated on 5-2-2024 by Salvatore Ciano

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Shopping in bulk has emerged as a conscious and eco-friendly approach to food procurement, gaining popularity as consumers seek ways to minimize packaging waste and embrace sustainable behaviours. In bulk food shopping, customers can purchase goods—from grains and legumes to snacks and spices—without the conventional pre-packaged containers. Bulk food stores cater to this practice by offering an array of bins and dispensers that house a diverse selection of food items. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their containers or use provided bags and containers. However, this trend raises important…

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