1on1: Kitchen Germs Study by NSF International


Young woman cooking healthy food with lots of vegetables

Young woman cooking healthy food with lots of vegetables

Are we unknowingly making ourselves and others sick?

A germ study by NSF International analyzed 14 common kitchen items for the presence of four different types of microorganisms: e. coli, salmonella, yeast, mold and listeria. The study found many of these common kitchen appliances and tools used to prepare food do indeed harbor pathogens that can cause foodborne illness.

We talk with Lisa Yakas, a Senior Project Manager and Microbiologist at NSF International.

Click on the video above to see the One-on-One interview.


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