Let’s admit it. We have all done it — dropped a delicious morsel on the floor, picked it up, wiped it off, and then put it in our mouth.
In 2016, researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey found that bacteria can contaminate food in less than one second! The research study leader, Dr. Donald Schaffner, says that bacteria transfer from surface to food instantaneously. When researchers evaluated the transfer of bacteria from surface to food, they concluded that the longer the food item was exposed to “dirty” surfaces and the more moisture present, the worse the spread of the...Read more