Safe to touch grocery store items?
Perhaps this is more border line O.C.D, but does anyone have issues touching items in stores? Obviously, one would avoid bags of peanuts or peanut butter; but, having worked in a grocery store as a stock boy, should you avoid touching things these "stock boy's" have touched?
I never had any food allergies when I worked as a stock boy, nor did I even think about such things. I often would touch bags of peanuts, then fruit, then chips, whatever product needed to be done - only after would I wash my hands. With this in mind, should we be concerned about items found in stores? The same way we avoid eating at non-peanut free tables, etc. Is it not possible that an store employ could eat a peanut butter sandwich then stock peanut-free foods?
Forgive me if I'm going a bit overboard, but some clarification would be amazing! I've always had issues with general anxiety so sometimes my realistic anxieties and my tendency to worry overlap.
Thanks in advance. G-D Bless.