Infected cutting boards

Kitchen cutting boards can spread dangerous germs to foods — and people

By Alison Pearce Stevens, 09:40 AM May 2, 2014

Bacteria that have developed a resistance — immunity to germ-killing antibiotics have become a serious health problem. People can die from the infections these germs cause. And some bacteria are resistant to not just one type of antibiotic but to many different ones. Infections caused by these multidrug-resistant germs are difficult to treat. Now, Swiss scientists have turned up a new way for these germs to spread: through kitchen cutting boards.

Handling cutting boards used to process meat ...

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