Posted: Jan 25, 2023 10:59 AMUpdated: Jan 25, 2023 10:59 AM

Researchers Reveal the Top Five Items With the Most Germs in Your Kitchen

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Dalton Spence

Scientists from the Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service did a study to find out what was the germiest item in your kitchen.  

Coming in at the top of the list may come at a surprise being the spice rack.

The scientist observed a group of people make turkey burgers and noticed that 48 percent of spice jars had germs from the turkey on them. 

Unwashed spice containers still have a cross contamination threat and you should wipe down after use. 

Rounding out the top five is a little bit more predictable with the kitchen sink second, sponges third, cutting boards fourth and knife and pan handles fifth. 


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