20 Sep '11, 11am

6 kitchen myths that could give you food poisoning ~ #Eco #green #food #myths #conservation

6 kitchen myths that could give you food poisoning ~ #Eco #green #food #myths #conservation

A surprising amount of research has gone into determining the validity of the “five-second rule.” Without further ado, know that the food you drop on the floor is instantly contaminated with bacteria. It doesn’t even matter what the surface is — tile, wood or carpeting. The only difference is in how much moisture is involved and the texture of the surface — those details will determine how heavily the dropped food item is contaminated. One study done in 2006 using salmonella determined that the bacteria remained active for 28 days on a dry surface. The five-second rule (also known as the three-second or 10-second rule) is probably one of the most popular and prevalent kitchen myths. However here are six other unsanitary kitchen habits that can lead to illness.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/6-kitchen-my...

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