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Health hazards of restaurant dishcloths

Many dishcloths used in restaurants and takeaways harbour unsavoury and possibly dangerous bacteria, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said.

HPA researchers visited 120 kitchens in north-east England and found 56% of cloths tested were unacceptable, carrying faecal bacteria or in some cases dangerous bugs such as Listeria.

Helen Fawkes reports.

  • 15 Sep 2010
  • From the section UK