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Kittster, great suggestion. I need to get me one of those! Could you advise where? Many thanks.
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Old 02.12.2011, 14:10
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There should just be more transparency regarding the results of the control, for example a rating that the restaurant has to display.
Agree with you 100% Prof.

I'm not sure but please correct me if I'm wrong, I think in the UK they are compelled to display their ratings.

I remember the time when Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck was rocked by the shellfish food poisoning. That was a good wake up call. Prof is right, high end places are not untouchable.
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Kittster, great suggestion. I need to get me one of those! Could you advise where? Many thanks.
JosephJoseph make it (and many other very covetable kitchen tools), I saw one at Manor a few months ago.
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Looks nice but not very practical as far as hygiene is concerned - the boards touch each other and there's no air-flow so boards will remain damp and a great breeding ground for bacteria.

This isn't so cool but is better:



Only posted as people on here see particularly concerned about food prep hygiene.
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Old 02.12.2011, 15:54
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Old 02.12.2011, 15:59
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Looks nice but not very practical as far as hygiene is concerned - the boards touch each other and there's no air-flow so boards will remain damp and a great breeding ground for bacteria.

This isn't so cool but is better:



Only posted as people on here see particularly concerned about food prep hygiene.
oooh, that looks good too. To be fair, if you use common sense, the other thing is fine too but that's a big IF.
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Looks nice but not very practical as far as hygiene is concerned - the boards touch each other and there's no air-flow so boards will remain damp and a great breeding ground for bacteria.

This isn't so cool but is better:



Only posted as people on here see particularly concerned about food prep hygiene.
You are 100% correct but I would use a little common sense!!!
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Chopping board holder Tom.
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Re: Hygiene at doctor's practice

I have a wooden chopping board (was told plastic ones don't dry so well and the grooves a knife may cut into it can harbour bacteria). I cut all my non-raw meat first then my meat, then rince in hot water.

I've not died yet. Unless this is some kind of Sixth Sense thing.
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Old 02.12.2011, 16:04
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oooh, that looks good too. To be fair, if you use common sense, the other thing is fine too but that's a big IF.
As is using one board and cleaning it thoroughly between cutting different foods.

But I do appreciate that professional kitchens have to use the coloured boards.

Personally, I prefer cutting on a heavy wooden board as it seems to stay in one place when I'm cutting things up like a loony.
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I have a wooden chopping board (was told plastic ones don't dry so well and the grooves a knife may cut into it can harbour bacteria). I cut all my non-raw meat first then my meat, then rince in hot water.

I've not died yet. Unless this is some kind of Sixth Sense thing.
I've been advised that wooden chopping boards are actually more hygienic than plastic ones because they have antibacterial properties which remain active for a long time. You just shouldn't stick it in the dishwasher.

EDIT Link which is kind of what I was told by the guy that sold me the chopping board.

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The association of raw meat cutting and doctor's office, hmmm...
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The association of raw meat cutting and doctor's office, hmmm...
OP mentioned food prep and handling in the opener as well as the doctor's surgery. Maybe the thread title needs updating?
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As is using one board and cleaning it thoroughly between cutting different foods.

But I do appreciate that professional kitchens have to use the coloured boards.

Personally, I prefer cutting on a heavy wooden board as it seems to stay in one place when I'm cutting things up like a loony.
Hey Tom,

I like a big wooden board too but don't use it for meats.

To stop a lighter chopping board moving around, wet a sink rag, place it on the counter top and place the chopping board on top of it. It won't slide around anymore.

I might as well add for everyone ... it's not only about the boards, it's also about the knives. But then again, in profi kitchens, we use different knives for different products.

Have a great weekend everybody! Am off to make a super hot chicken masala for dinner and watch the 6th season of Criminal Minds.
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Re: Hygiene at doctor's practice

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Yeah, that was a gentle reminder to get on the topic mentioned in the thread title...Seems getting back and forth, fluidly.

I will leave the title, though, since it has been mentioned a couple of times by OP her main issue is to find out what the usual hygiene standards are at the doc's.
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Re: Hygiene at doctor's practice

thanks MusicChick - definitely my mistake for packing both subjects in one thread, each of which was consistent enough to fill one thread!
my main issue was indeed the blood drawing.

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I will leave the title, though, since it has been mentioned a couple of times by OP her main issue is to find out what the usual hygiene standards are at the doc's.
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Have a great weekend everybody! Am off to make a super hot chicken masala for dinner and watch the 6th season of Criminal Minds.
Oh too bad...from chopping meat to criminal minds. Interesting parallel.

To get back on topic though, I did want to mention that in my oncologist's office, there is always glove wearing when the techs take blood and when the nurses administer chemo. Partly because patients are immune compromised and chemo is caustic. My oncologist washes his hands a lot.

At my hausarzt, I'm pretty sure that all the techs wear gloves to take blood.

Interesting thing here in Switzerland. Doctors shake your hand all the time. And they come to get you in the waiting room, but the hand shaking is interesting - the human touch. Very different from the US. I like it, and I don't feel that it raises my infection risk.
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If a nurse manages to stab herself when she's attempting to take a blood sample from you, the least of your worries is whether she's wearing gloves...
Long time ago this post. But in reply: not really.

Needlestick injury is an occupational hazard - much like paper cuts in an office. Don't forget that for a nurse using needles is common practice. People are tired, or they rush or or or or... They happen, so you put in steps to stop them from happening.
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Long time ago this post. But in reply: not really.

Needlestick injury is an occupational hazard - much like paper cuts in an office. Don't forget that for a nurse using needles is common practice. People are tired, or they rush or or or or... They happen, so you put in steps to stop them from happening.
OK, so to phrase it another way, how do thin gloves stop you pricking yourself with a needle?

Getting a paper cut through rushing to get through a pile of photocopying is one thing but rushing a medical procedure to the point where you can't safely aim a needle into a patient is quite another and would quite likely come under the heading "negligence". Sorry I don't buy that.
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Kittster, great suggestion. I need to get me one of those! Could you advise where? Many thanks.
Saw one yesterday at a boutique kitchen shop In Pontarlier, my nearest French town. Was tempted, but it was around 70 Euros. The boards are indeed separated only with couple of mm in between each one- but enough. And of course my sil always dries the boards before putting back. There is a symbol at the top of each, fish, veg, meat, etc. Great but a bit above my budget.
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