Retailers Get the Lead Out of Reusable Bags

Supermarket operators were scrambling to respond last week to widening reports that some of their supposedly eco-friendly reusable shopping bags might contain elevated levels of lead. At least two companies Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie Stores and Bethpage, N.Y.-based King Kullen Grocery Co. last week said they had stopped selling the reusable bags in question. Their actions followed a similar

Supermarket operators were scrambling to respond last week to widening reports that some of their supposedly eco-friendly reusable shopping bags might contain elevated levels of lead.

At least two companies — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie Stores and Bethpage, N.Y.-based King Kullen Grocery Co. — last week said they had stopped selling the reusable bags in question. Their actions followed a similar move by Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets in September when two of its ba

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