Sponge among germ hotspots in the kitchen

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 18 2016 06:41 PM

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Sponge is used to clean the kitchen area, but it could also give microbes a free ride around the kitchen that may result to cross-contamination or worse, food poisoning.

According to a research of a group of global experts, kitchen is one of the hotbeds of bacteria in houses.

The top three dirtiest items in the kitchen are the sink, the sponge, and the chopping board, with the last two identified as culprits of cross-contamination.

“Ang chopping board, parang ano rin ‘yan eh, sponge. Marami rin ‘yang mga butas-butas. ‘Yong mga pagkain mo didikit sa butas-butas ng kahoy,” Remedios Baclig, a food consultant, said.

To prevent food poisoning, a painstaking sanitation is needed in the kitchen, especially in the sponge.

That’s why Baclig advised to use a dishwashing liquid soap with an antibacterial property to kill off the germs.

“Hugasan ng sabon [na] antibac para siguradong mapatay ‘yong bacteria,” Baclig said.