Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:16 PM
Okay, so this might be a bit of a paranoid cross-contamination question; judge as you may. My dad insists upon scrubbing the outside of the potatoes with the same scrub brush as we use for scrubbing pots, pans, and cleaning dishes. I'm thinking this may pose a cross-contamination issue because I do not live in a gluten-free household, therefore you cannot assume the brush is clean. I've been told I'm just over-emotional...
Does anyone have a similar experience or insights to offer? Or perhaps you are sensitive and have had a reaction to such forms of cross-contamination? Any information would be helpful, really.
Thanks so much!!!
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:19 PM
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:35 PM
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:15 PM
Pre gluten-free, we always had a vegetsble scrubbing brush. That keeps the germs from the dirty dishes and meat off the veggies. I think its a sanatation issue
Yea I agree completely. Maybe pick up a veggie brush in a dollar store and offer (read insist) that you scrub those potatos while he does some other dinner prep chore.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:58 PM
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:03 PM
Pre gluten-free, we always had a vegetsble scrubbing brush. That keeps the germs from the dirty dishes and meat off the veggies. I think its a sanitation issue
One for the veggies, one for the dishes.
It's not CC, it's just sanitary and common sense.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:49 PM
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