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Question about cooking to kill bacteria

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ChazM | | Dec 24, 2012 02:59 PM

So, I know if you cook food hot enough it'll kill harmful bacteria, right? But as an example, I buy bulk foods, i.e., rice, and I worry who's touched it before me, or if they've washed their hands, and I start to wonder what kinds of bacteria might be growing on foods that I buy bulk, since it's just open for everyone to touch. So, I come home and cook the rice, would that kill any bacteria that would have been transmitted from someones hand onto the rice, like E. Coli or Salmonella?

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