Bacteria in your kitchen could be lurking on any surface. From the fridge to the sink, even the worktops, dangerous bacteria could be lingering around. But what type of bacteria is this likely to be? And is it dangerous? Well, the simple answer is yes. Here at Cleaning North West, we are Preston’s leading cleaning professionals. From commercial properties to domestic homes, we provide high quality, effective cleaning solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to the harmful bacteria in your kitchen.
Harmful bacteria in your kitchen
The most common types of harmful bacteria, in your kitchen, include:
- Campylobacter- Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. This is a bacteria that lives in the intestinal tract of animals and humans, and poor handling, and poor hygiene, allows it to spread. In fact, it is estimated that around 50% of raw chicken contains this bacterium.
- Salmonella- Salmonella is one of the most well known causes of food poisoning. This bacteria also lives in the intestinal tract of the infected animal, and it can be left on kitchen surfaces when preparing raw food. It can even be found on fruit and vegetables that have come into contact with contaminated soil.
- E-Coli (Escherichia coli)- E.Coli is a third bacteria that resides in the intestinal tract of an animal. This is usually spread during the slaughtering process, and can become mixed in with the processed meat. Unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses, and fruit and vegetables can also carry E.Coli, through contaminated water.
To keep your home safe from food poisoning and dangerous bacteria, you should consider regular, professional cleaning. This will remove all bacteria, regularly, and prevent future bacteria build up. As a result, your household will stay healthy and happy. Why not get in touch with the professionals today, here at Cleaning North West?