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A 37-year-old female asked:

Concerning restaurant food handling: is any bacteria that is transferred from a person's dirty hands onto food destroyed by heat from an oven at all?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: If that were to happen, the food would be overcooked all the time, and people would give the chef bad ratings and not visit the restaurant again. The food just has to be safe for normal people, which means immuno-suppressed people have to make their own special decisions (we can never try to make the world safe for every single person). Many foods are not meant to be well-cooked (salad, sushi...).

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Last updated Oct 17, 2016

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