Food Safety Expert Shows How To Avoid Kitchen Health Hazards from Germs

February 20, 2018 7:23 am Last Updated: February 20, 2018 7:23 am

The place in the typical household that harbors the most germs is not the bathroom, but the kitchen.

Dr. Kevin Murphy, a food safety expert, and college professor reveals the germiest places in the kitchen and how to clean them properly to avoid health problems, in an interview with Fox35.

A commonly neglected breeding spot for bacteria, mold, and yeast is the blender gasket. Murphy shows how to clean it properly and shares the commonly available compound he uses instead of bleach to blast harmful bacteria.

Another hotspot that should be dealt with regularly, Murphy says, is the vegetable drawer in the refrigerator. The professor says the big health risk is cross-contamination and then discusses the details of how it comes about and how to counteract it.

Watch the video as Murphy shows other commonly neglected kitchen hotspots for bacteria, yeast, and mold that could harm your health.