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Home Food Safety - MYTHBUSTERS - September is National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month

This year the Iowa Department of Public Health in collaboration with the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) presents "Food Safety Mythbusters".

MYTH:

Plastic or glass cutting boards don't hold harmful bacteria on their surfaces like wooden cutting boards do.

FACT: Any type of cutting board can hold harmful bacteria on its surface. Regardless of the type of cutting board you use, it should be washed and sanatized after each use. Solid plastic, tempered glass, sealed granite, and hardwood cutting boards are dishwasher safe. However, wood laminates don't hold up well in the dishwasher. Once cutting boards of any type become excessively worn or develop hard-to-clean grooves,they should be discarded.