Breeding E. Coli in the kitchen

The kitchen is a fertile breeding ground for drug resistant bacteria, such as E. coli – especially after handling raw poultry. The hands, knives, cutting boards and any place of contact with the raw chicken are a source of transmission for these multi-drug resistant bacteria. University researchers checked 298 cutting boards from both hospitals and private households after preparation of raw poultry meat before the boards were cleaned.  6.5% of the hospital cutting boards were contaminated with E. coli and 3.5 percent of the household surfaces were also contaminated. Interestingly, 50% of the hospital kitchen worker’s gloves were contaminated with drug-resistant E. coli. None of the cutting boards used for raw beef, pork, lamb or fish had any rogue bacteria. FYI – plastic cutting boards harbor more bacteria than wooden ones.

This is what happens when you use packaged chicken. Fresh is best!

This is what happens when you use packaged chicken. Fresh is best!

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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