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Achieving hygiene in the domestic kitchen: the effectiveness of commonly used cleaning procedures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11972693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To quantify the transmission of Salmonella and Campylobacter to hands, cloths, and hand- and food-contact surfaces during the preparation of raw poultry in domestic kitchens, and to examine the impact on numbers of these bacteria of detergent-based cleaning alone, or in conjunction with thorough rising. METHODS AND RESULTS: Groups of volunteers prepared chickens for cooking. Surfaces were sampled either before cleaning or after cleaning using water and detergent with or without thorough rinsing. Although cleaning followed by rinsing consistently achieved decontamination of surfaces contaminated with Campylobacter, significant numbers of surfaces were still contaminated with low numbers of Salmonella. Where cloths contaminated with Salmonella were stored overnight, a reduction in the efficacy of detergent-based cleaning regimes was observed. CONCLUSIONS: Rinsing is the critical step in ensuring that bacteria are removed from surfaces during cleaning, but this may still leave residual contamination. Growth of Salmonella occurs in some contaminated cloths during overnight storage; Salmonella on cloths stored overnight are also more difficult to remove by washing. SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: Rinsing, as part of the cleaning process, is a critical step in achieving hygiene in the kitchen. However, to achieve completely hygienic surfaces, the use of an antimicrobial agent may be necessary.
T A Cogan; J Slader; S F Bloomfield; T J Humphrey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied microbiology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1364-5072     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-25     Completed Date:  2002-07-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706280     Medline TA:  J Appl Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  885-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
PHLS Food Microbiology Collaborating Laboratory, Exeter, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter / isolation & purification
Chickens / microbiology*
Culture Media
Disinfection / methods*
Equipment Contamination
Food Handling / methods*
Hand / microbiology
Meat / microbiology*
Salmonella / isolation & purification
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 0/Detergents

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