Newswire: New study finds celebrity chefs suck at food safety, too

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When’s the last time you saw a celebrity chef wash their hands? Or use a meat thermometer? Or not dip their filthy fingers into some bubbling sauce? According to Insurance Journal, a recent study conducted by food safety experts from Kansas State University and Tennessee State University sought to answer those questions and determine the state of food safety among celebrity chefs. They surveyed 100 cooking shows with 24 different chefs. The results? Not great, Bob.

“Twenty-three percent of chefs licked their fingers; that’s terrible,” said Edgar Chambers IV, one of the experts behind the study. “Twenty percent touched their hair or dirty clothing or things and then touched food again.” Whose hair? Guy Fieri or Anne Burrell? According to the study, TV chefs rarely wash their hands, swap out cutting boards, or check the temperature of their meat. Chambers and his fellow researchers aren’t advocating for ...