Food-borne illnesses often begin in the kitchen. Bacteria that tend to live in kitchens include staphylococcus (which causes boils, pnuemonia, and surgical wound infections), salmonella (which causes severe diarrhea), shigella dysenteriae (which causes severe diarrhea), and e-coli (which causes bloody diarrhea). These germs tend to proliferate on sponges and cutting boards, but they can be on countertops and other surfaces as well. What can you do to combat these increasingly resilient bacteria?
The good news is, you can combat them with natural remedies. Here are some natural substances and their role in kitchen sanitization.