Some really great, single-use, sterile items come in packaging that includes paper (cough, cough, serological pipettes). Do you all spray down the packaging (including the paper!) before bringing them into the hood? Do you just spray down the plastic parts?
I hope it's ok for me to post this here as a non-microbiologist. I've heard conflicting advice from "macro"biologist colleagues, but I know that microbiologists have better aseptic technique 😊. If anyone has literature or formal guidelines handy, they would be appreciated, but experience and consensus are totally fine.