Home Cooking Might Be Hazardous, New Study Suggests

September 6th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
wineSep 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although many might feel that eating at restaurants might not be a healthy options considering the hygiene conditions, a new study reveals that most of the home kitchens might not pass the health inspections that is mandatory for restaurants. The research which was carried out by the Los Angeles County in the state of California divulged that only 61 per cent of kitchens in homes would be able to get a grade A or B while 14 per cent home kitchens would not even be able to pass the tests.

The findings of the study which was unveiled late last week basically points out that at least one in seven kitchens in homes would fail if they are evaluated on the same basis on which restaurants are inspected. The revelations of the research has come as a shock to many given the fact that 98 per cent of restaurants are able to receive grade A or B when inspected by the health department but the home kitchens which are presumed to be more clean would fail the test.

While responding to the results of the research, Dr. Jonathan Fielding who is the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health jokingly told the media that he is not sure that he would like to be invited to the homes where the kitchens get below grade C. Despite the fact that the study has been able to seize widespread attention, the researchers have admitted that the technique by which the study was conducted might have many loopholes. The conclusion was reached by the researchers through online quiz which was taken by an estimated 13,000 adults.

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