"As Mr. Mehlman implied, double dipping appears unlikely to be a major public-health threat. Professor Dawson and his team write that the actual risks of double dipping are debatable and depend on many unknowable factors."
Let’s not freak out. It’s not like putting your whole mouth in the bowl. first all, they had their wheat chips in the dip for 3 seconds. That’s a long time. Most people take maybe one second to dip. 2nd, "They didn t determine whether any of the bacteria were harmful, and didn t count anaerobic bacteria, which are harder to culture, or viruses."
Besides, an easy way to stop people from dipping directly in the dip, is to provide plenty of small plates and put a spoon in the dip. Another idea, is to have bit size tortilla, where you really can only get one bite anyways. Combined, this pretty much eliminates double dipping.
But, to not serve dip at a party because of a fear of germs is absolutely, positively zany.
Sure, double dipping is poor manners and people, by now, should know it’s tre-uncool, but 50-100 bacteria?, puhlease, you get more nasty stuff from a doorknob. or don’t people use doorknobs anymore?
Thats funny I read a report of a scientific experiment where there was no significant increase in germs at the end of a double dip test…I’ll try to find it..
[:o)][:o)] Exactly! I do not serve dips to guests and if we have a vegetable platter for dinner, everyone serves themselves dip and puts it on their plate. I have seen too many people double dipping over the years!
I never serve dip at a party in my house because of this. I have not been doing it for about 10 years.
For my immediate family I’ll make an occasional dip and only make the Lipton Onion Soup or the Knorr Vegetable dip. Even for the family everyone likes to spoon out a bit of dip and put it on a snall plate with their chips.
It’s like you put your whole mouth in the bowl!
Scientific research proves it is bad news~
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