How Germs Are Transferred – Not Only From Contaminated Foods!
I know as I’m preparing food, especially things like poultry, I’m worried about how I might be transferring germs or bacteria, always wiping down the cutting boards and kitchen countertops as well as opting for a paper towel over a dish towel to wipe my hands. I fear the dreaded consequences of spreading germs, do you?
They don’t always come from contaminated, recalled foods. Bacteria grow in moist conditions in your kitchen and can transferred from one surface to another by hands or dishtowels.
Common Sources of Kitchen Germs
- Meat and poultry juices
- Meat and poultry that is undercooked/raw
- Raw foods (fruits, veggies, eggs, meats)
- Unpasteurized dairy products
- Eggs that are undercooked/raw
- Shellfish that is undercooked/raw
- Damaged canned goods
- Salted or smoked fish
So, why not save a few dollars, and make your own kitchen wipes? For container labels and links to various cutting boards, visit video blogger and frugal mommy, Kathryn, over at Do It On A Dime, who shared her fantastic DIY tutorial with us. This is a great tip to SHARE with friends!