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If you think washing your hands, washing fresh veggies and cleaning the countertop are enough, think again. Your kitchen could be making you sick. Take our quiz to see whether your kitchen would pass an official health inspection -- or whether you’d get shut down.
At what temperature do you keep your refrigerator?
Wait, my refrigerator has a thermostat?
Which of the following carries the most bacteria and germs in your kitchen?
Do you keep a cover on your trash can?
Instead of a trash can, I hang a plastic bag from my cabinet door.
How often do you toss out old food and wipe down and toss old food from your fridge?
Only once it smells, but then I'm I'll toss it and get serious about cleaning and restocking.
I track expiration dates, keep a close eye on spoiling food, and wipe my fridge down the inside of my fridge often.
I don't pay too close of attention, but I keep it clean.
Before you prepare or cook food, where do you wash your hands?
I don't wash my hands.
If you see a friend's cat (known to track bacteria from their litter box) on a kitchen counter or table, which would you do:
Pet her as she walks along the counters, hops on to the table and back again.
Swat her down.
Do nothing, but don't eat at your friend's place again.
When preparing salad or raw veggies, do you always wash them before serving?
No, some of it is prewashed and looks perfectly clean.
Always and for more than 30 seconds to ensure that pesticides are rinsed off.
Is your kitchen in the same room as your living and sleeping quarters?
Yes, I live in a studio apartment, so my bed is next to the kitchen.
No, I have a separate kitchen.
No, but I don't see anything wrong with cooking and sleeping in the same room.
Have you ever seen any creepy crawlies in your kitchen?
At least one of these: roaches, fruit flies, mouse or rat.
Never -- not even a single fruit fly.
How old is your cutting board?
It's in good shape -- just some nicks and grooves.
It’s in perfect condition. Just bought a new one.
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