One other food safety issue not yet mentioned
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 08:31:02 -0700 (MST)
If your not throughly tired of this thread by now.
Throw away your sponges. Replace them with hand rags that you launder.
Sponges are bacteria factories. Moist, lots of surface area, bits of this
and that wedged inside the spaces. That sour smell of a unwrung out 10 hour
sponge comes from bacteria inside. Commercial food establishments don't use
sponges as cleaning implements, and you shouldn't either. In fact, its a
violation of WA state food law to have a sponge in a commercial kitchen. Its
something the inspectors look for.

Sponge advocates always say, well we wash it with the dishes in the
dishwasher. I say, baloney, every single person in the group who does dish
duty knows to do this and follows through all the time? Unlikley. Much safer
just to use a bunch of hand cloths and wash them.

Rob Sandelin
Northwest Intentional Communities Association
Building a better society, one neighborhood at a time

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