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Health Tip: Keep Cutting Boards Clean

Health Tip: Keep Cutting Boards Clean

02/12/13

(HealthDay News) -- Cutting boards can be a breeding ground for bacteria if not cleaned properly.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:

  • Buy two cutting boards, and use only one for raw seafood, poultry and meat. Use the other for produce, bread and other ready-to-eat foods.
  • Use each cutting board only for its intended purpose, and do not mix them.
  • Put cutting boards in the dishwasher after each use, or thoroughly clean them with hot, soapy water.
  • If your cutting board is old or has knife scars, crevices or cracks, throw it away.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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