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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What techniques for preventing cross-contamination are associated with favorable food safety outcomes?

Conclusion Statement

Moderate, consistent evidence indicates that preventing cross-contamination in the home kitchen may reduce exposure to foodborne pathogens among US consumers. Techniques associated with favorable food safety outcomes for preventing crosscontamination include proper cleaning of food preparation surfaces and cooking utensils, particularly cutting boards and cutlery, accompanied by hand washing.

2010 DGAC Grade: Moderate