People are not taking serious the number of illnesses they can catch after eating contaminated food.
Americans are putting themselves at risk of contracting a foodborne illness by not washing their hands properly when handling food, according to new research.
Hand-washing seems pretty simple, but a recent study shows that 97 percent of the time, we're still doing it wrong - which can lead to contamination of food and surfaces and result in foodborne illness. This gave researchers a chance to see how people might normally wash their hands, without being prompted beforehand.
Participants in the study, which was done in North Carolina, America, were assigned to six specially-designed test kitchens where they had to prepare turkey burgers and salads while being monitored closely. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Mauritius.
Failing to properly wash hands leads to other kitchen items being contaminated, the study found.
According to the USDA, the 383 individuals were divided into two groups. The USDA stressed that people use a food thermometer and properly cook their meat to its recommended safe internal temperatures. However, the second one did not have any guidance.
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Accordingly, almost half of the spice containers used by study participants in the control group (who did not watch the thermometer video) were contaminated. For more information about when and how to wash your hands, go to the CDC's website. The study found that loads of participants didn't use a genuinely clean towel to dry their hands so just recontaminated them after washing. Only 1 percent of the other group, those who had no instructions at all, did the same.
Of those who did use soap, 83% of participants did not rub their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and 44% did not wet hands before applying the soap.
Follow the CDC's instructions to wash your hands correctly. If you were wondering on what's proper handwashing, there's a full guide from the CDC at the end of this article.
Then rinse your hands and dry them on a clean towel.
Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Avoid focusing only on your palms by making sure to lather behind your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
But because hand washing is often done hastily, or not at all, it's little surprise that food poisoning is common in the U.S. You can either sing the alphabet once, or the "Happy Birthday" song twice.