CDC Report Finds 1 in 7 Home Kitchens Would Fail a Restaurant Health Inspection

Posted on September 3, 2010

A new report from the CDC says 1 in 7 home kitchens would fail a restaurant health inspection. Dr. Jennifer Ashton shared some tips for keeping your kitchen clean on the Early Show. Sponges are one of the biggest germ magnets. Dr. Ashton suggests putting sponges in the microwave for a couple minutes to kill the bacteria that is probably living on them. Bacteria also reside on cutting boards. Plastic cutting boards are better than wood. Take a look:

More from Shoppers Shop


  • Sophie Turner and Justin Theroux Star in Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Campaign


  • Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Star in Quay Sunglasses Campaign


  • Carly Rae Jepsen Goes Cat Crazy in New Music Video