Bagging tips

Updated by Nichole Lee

Here is some helpful information about bagging:

 Most customers expect their items to be bagged. If a customer chooses not to receive their items in bags, you’ll see the No-Bag Checkout screen. 

There are some locations that do not offer single-use bags at checkout. If you’re in a store that doesn’t have bags available at checkout, you can pick up paper or reusable bags near the customer-service counter.

Food safety guidelines advise that raw meats and proteins (such as eggs) should first be placed in meat bags and bagged separately from ready-to-eat foods. Chemicals should also be bagged separately. This is to help ensure food safety and prevent cross contamination. Additionally, items should be grouped based on temperature, with fragile items packed separately and on top of heavier items.

There are specific requirements that should be followed for picking and bagging live bait.

When picking a live bait item:

  • Bag live bait separately from other grocery items to comply with food and safety regulations.
  • Live bait should remain un-tied to avoid spoiling the bait.
  • Yes, depending on state or local laws, you can either bring your own bags or use store-provided bags (if they are available).

    If you’re at a location that charges for bags, you’ll be prompted to enter the number of bags used for the order.
    Note: Meat and produce bags should not be included in the total count.

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