The cutting board is the base for chopping food that is often used by mothers. Recently a study released surprising results about the cleanliness of the cutting board in the kitchen, that it was more dirty 200 times than the toilet seat.
The fact is obviously surprising especially when considering that almost all the food that needs to be cut will be placed first on the cutting board. Raw chickens, beef, fish, vegetables, kitchen spices, almost all the ingredients before cooking will be cut first.
Reported by news.com.au page the average amount of bacterial contamination on the cutting board can touch the number 24.250 per square centimeter. Whereas the cutting board is generally always washed after use is not it?
But apparently keeping the cutting board clean is not easy, because the bacteria from various foods ever collected there. The rest of the bacteria can easily hide on the sidelines of the object.
As a result prone to trigger food poisoning and disease caused by the bacteria salmonella, E-coli, and campylobacter. Foods that are already consumed can cause symptoms of vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.
How to wash the less clean, and do not replace the cutting board regularly is the cause of food poisoning.
“One in five new Britons replace the cutting board after more than five years. In fact, one in nine people in Britain has never replaced their cutting board, “said Dr. Lisa Ackerley of The Hygiene Doctor.
The study used a special cleansing powder that could show that bacteria were hiding in between the pores and the scratch marks. The amount of food that is cut on it actually facilitates the bacteria to move.
We recommend separating cutting boards to cut meat and chicken, and to cut vegetables. Rinse well and dry to dry will help reduce the amount of bacteria on it.