Myth: I got food poisoning from the last thing I ate
Fact: Actually, most harmful bacteria takes longer than a few hours to make you sick. So don’t be so quick to blame that sushi lunch for your queasy belly; it might have been the stuffed burrito you had for dinner the night before, or even your homemade egg salad from two days ago.
Myth: The more bleach I use, the more bacteria I’ll kill
Fact: You’ll kill the same amount of bacteria whether you use one spray or four. It’s more important to make sure every surface that could have been exposed to bacteria has been thoroughly cleaned. FoodSafety.gov recommends using one teaspoon of liquid bleach to one quart of water. You should also clean utensils and cutting boards after each use to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs, especially when handling raw meat.