Cutting Board Experiment

Chris Odt chriso at dfrc.wisc.edu
Tue Mar 2 15:59:30 EST 1999


In article <36D800D5.3A6A39BE at cable.A2000.nl>, lamb
<L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl> wrote:

> Nonsense. Nobody sterilizes his/her cuttingboard before use. A cuttingboard is
> never of fresh wood either.
> 
> About the experiment, it has been done before. Wood came out better in
the long
> run. It explained why butchers use wooden blocks.
> I don't remember who and how.
> I would think the most logical way to go about it is cutting foodstuff
(chicken?
> famous for its bugs) on both boards. Culture immediately, again after an
hour or
> so, after washing up, and maybe the next day? Or maybe leave the washing-up
> allltogether?

This work was done at the Food Research Institute, in Madison, Wis,
at the UofW, a few years back.  Check their website.........
Chris



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