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Cutting board research

2010-09-29 00:10:39.871226+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

U.C. Davis Food Safety Laboratory: Cutting Board Research, or: wood cutting boards are better than plastic.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-30 20:33:45.975226+00 by: m

I wasn't complaining about your presentation, but a general fault on the net, particularly by authors who should know better.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-30 15:51:53.623226+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, sorry, I should have noted that a most of the cites of the article are early '90s, and I'd guess the article was written '94 or '95-ish.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-30 15:40:56.707226+00 by: m

The information is not new, and has been repeated elsewhere. Not only with cutting boards, but with chips sawdust and water extracts. Some hypothesize that tannins are responsible for some of the antibacterial actions, but this is neither conclusive nor fully explanatory.

The failure to date articles like this truly diminishes their utility. It is a problem that occurs much more often than it should. In this particular brief, there is no way of telling when it was written, as the publications stemming from the work could have been added at any time. The precis could have been written before '94, after 94, or indeed last week.