I often see people on YouTube and other cooking shows handling raw meat with their bare hands and then reaching into a salt/pepper bowl without washin...

I often see people on YouTube and other cooking shows handling raw meat with their bare hands and then reaching into a salt/pepper bowl without washing their hands to apply seasoning to the meat.

Is this safe? I'm just a home cook with no restaurant or food safety/handling training but my rule of thumb is to wash my hands immediately after handling raw protein. Have I been wasting my time and water?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    People on shows don't want to waste time stopping to wash their hands so often. After they're done they probably have someone who cleans the entire place top to bottom and replace things. Although there are some people who do think it's fine and will just say that's what your immune system is for.

    But no, it's not safe and will increase the risk of cross contamination and food poisoning.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cross contamination

      Frick off moron, no bacteria from the meat is going to grow in fricking pepper which is basically a giant puddle of unground essential oil stored in a dry husk.

      That and black pepper is antimicrobial and antifungal.

      >salt
      Yeah they 'SALT KILLS SHIT DEAD YOU MOTHERFRICKING PSEUDOMONG' bacteria is going to cross contaminate your food

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do wash my hands for everything but the salt pinch pot, it never gets used for anything except stuff that's about to get cooked/is being cooked. I doubt bacteria survive in there for long anyway.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Pepper pinch pot
    No one does this
    >Salt pinch pot
    Salt kills bacteria

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Salt kills bacteria
      some bacteria are killed, others are just stopped from reproducing, but are fine when the salt is removed and some bacteria thrive in high salt

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah the bacteria from the meat that lives in a high moisture environment with lots of protein and fat is going to live in on the pepper which is dry as frick and has no nutrients for the bacteria to live on.

    Yeah the fricking bacteria is going to live in fricking salt.

    Jesus frick you morons need to go to a fricking science class or watch some youtube videos to understand what bacteria actually are.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cross contamination

      Frick off moron, no bacteria from the meat is going to grow in fricking pepper which is basically a giant puddle of unground essential oil stored in a dry husk.

      That and black pepper is antimicrobial and antifungal.

      >salt
      Yeah they 'SALT KILLS SHIT DEAD YOU MOTHERFRICKING PSEUDOMONG' bacteria is going to cross contaminate your food

      why are you so angry mr anon

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's Mrs. anon to you!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Let me speak to your husband, sweetheart.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >That's Mrs. anon to you!
          You can be whatever gender you want to be on the internet. And in real life.
          ...but in real life there are only two sexes. Well, three if you include hermaphrodites.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >has no nutrients for the bacteria to live on
      this is incorrect as pepper has exactly what bacteria thrive in.
      salt kills everything, though.
      everything.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        oh so that is why there is no life in the oceans

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >has exactly what bacteria thrive in
        No it doesn't. There's barely any moisture and the essential oils are antibacterial and antifungal.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          > the essential oils are antibacterial and antifungal.

          To certain strains, not all.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Salt kills bacteria
            some bacteria are killed, others are just stopped from reproducing, but are fine when the salt is removed and some bacteria thrive in high salt

            >halophiles and other exotic bacterium on the surface of meat
            Is this just how it is in India?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ah yes, the necessary ingredient for life to exist anywhere, and it's black pepper...

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is this safe?
    yes because the ingredients, seasonings, and anything else used in the production is thrown away after the shoot, anon.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >yes because the ingredients, seasonings, and anything else used in the production is thrown away after the shoot, anon.
      this

      If there is pepper in a little bowl, it was placed there for the purposes of seasoning the meat. Any chef is going to use a grinder to make sure the peppercorns are ground fresh, so someone did it into the little bowl before the episode.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a nasty habit but salt and spices were used to preserve food so it can probably do no harm.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    raw meat isn't nearly as dangerous as people seem to think

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For one thing, most of the time they edit that stuff out. You know how in a video it goes from showing one thing to another thing? That’s called a cut. Any amount of time could’ve passed in that interval. For another, those little bowls of salt are not how people permanently store salt. They’re for the day’s cooking and what’s left is thrown out.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the heat of the salt kills the meat

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    videos are not real life, no one wants to watch you wash your hands for two minutes. they have editing. the pre measured spices in little bowls are what im using immediately, not where i store things long term. at the end of the video the extra in the bowl is thrown away and the dish is washed.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I often see people on YouTube and other cooking shows handling raw meat with their bare hands and then reaching into a salt/pepper bowl without washing their hands to apply seasoning to the meat.
    The real problem, I imagine, is the possibility of the spices dissolving in the liquid on your hands instead of in or on your food.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You guys actually believe in germ theory?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh look, a frog poster tripping over himself to say the dumbest thing

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    raw meat is perfectly safe to eat and handle
    reminder, the people telling you it's dangerous are the same people that made the food pyramid

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Germophobes have weak immune systems, Indians literally wipe their asses with their hands and cook without washing them.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

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      This reminds me, I have osha and food safety to at work.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't even wash my hands after handling my meat, why would I bother with a steak?

    Man up you prissy ass b***h.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is this safe?
    no germ can survive in pure salt. also sugar.

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