Federal scientists reveal how American catch food poisoning, through a newly released video based on kitchen safety training.
The researchers associated with study initiated the move after getting a nasty revelation from observation of what the way people use to follow while preparing food. The participants of the research did not only fail in using meat thermometers correctly, but also in washing their hands that led to spread germs throughout the kitchen.
Participants were videotaped during the experiment by the research team with counting thousand of moments when people caught unintentionally spreading germs through raw meat to refrigerator handles, salad as well as spice containers.
Findings obtained from the study helped resolve how 48 million people in America get food borne illnesses each year, according to the food safety official head, Carmen Rottenberg from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Rottenberg said in a statement, “There were many, many times in the course of the study that people had the opportunity to wash their hands — nearly 1,200 opportunities. They had access to everything in the kitchen but perhaps they didn’t think about the meat thermometers.”
“We know you cannot tell if the burger is done by cutting it or looking at it,” Rottenberg added. “The basic safety practice you can employ in your kitchen, which is washing your hands, is not something our participants did. In some cases the participants did not wash their hands at all, and in other cases they washed their hands and were ineffective. They would have sat down at the dinner table and enjoyed that salad and it would have been contaminated with bacteria.”
Kim Manderson is a seasoned journalist with nearly a decade under her belt. While studying journalism at Nevada State College, Kim found a passion for finding local stories. As a contributor to Desert Sentinel, Kim mostly covers human interest stories.