Kitchen towels 'can cause food poisoning'

Kitchen towels 'can cause food poisoning'
 

Multi-use of kitchen towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests.
Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 kitchen towels that had been used for a month.
They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as drying hands.
It was also more likely to be found on damp towels or those in households where meat was eaten.
Multiple use increases the chance of cross-contamination of potential pathogens that can spread bacteria and lead to food poisoning.
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10 June 2018 in Health, Views: 106
Source: BBC
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