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Cooking glossary

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Food bag

A bag made from clear plastic to store food. Waitrose plastic food bags are sold on a tear off roll with wire closures to seal the bag and keep food fresh, choose from Waitrose large food bags (235 x 381mm) sold in packs of 30 or Waitrose small food bags (180 x 229mm) sold in packs of 60.

The bags can be used in the fridge but are not suitable for freezing or cooking food in a microwave oven. Waitrose food bags are made from Tuflex® which is stronger and more resistant to sharp objects than ordinary polythene.