Germs on your hands If you thought germs are conventionally resting at the dirtiest of places in a restaurant, it is time you get your facts checked again. One of the most unlikely of places to spot germs is lemonade, especially flavoured, it is likely to have lemon slices floating. The chances are it is ridden with bacteria.
A recent study shows most chefs do not use gloves while cutting lemons and these get often contaminated from fecal bacteria or salmonella. One of the reasons for this is that chefs will slice the lemon after they have handled all kinds of meats.
Another reason for spreading of germs is the menu card as they change many-a-hand in a day and are never cleaned or wiped in between restaurant guests.
A lot of germs accumulate where people clean their hands and this is at the bottom of the dispensers where they keep multiplying. Also, be beware of ketchup bottles and condiments as they are never cleaned and change hands through the day. The salt and pepper shakers, oregano containers, ketchups and mustard bottles are a hotbed for germs too. The best idea is to carry a hand sanitiser or wipes to clean your hands after you order and before you eat.