Manchester, KY
A 37-year-old female asked:

Will germs transferred from a person's dirty hands be killed when food is placed in oven? does the heat kill the bacteria on the food? yes? no?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Yes: Oven temperatures (over about 160 degrees) kills all bacteria and viruses that could cause human infection. Don't worry about it.
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