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MODERN FOOD SAFETY: Cutting Board Update


Being Alive 1993 May 5: 16

Former cutting-board advisories called for plastic (rather than wood) cutting boards, but on March 4, the LA Times warned that plastic can be worse than wood - it seems to hang onto bacteria more aggressively! Current advice is to use those very cheap paper plates as cutting surfaces. The plates are disposable, so you can't get into trouble unless you re-use them. Change plates (and even knives) between foods to avoid cross-contamination. Clean-up was never easier! 


Information in this article was accurate in May 5, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.