A kitchen is inherently full of bacteria. Did you know that the average kitchen floor has 830 bacteria per square inch in the area in front of the sink alone? And bacteria can be quite detrimental to human health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that there are 76 million cases of foodborne diseases such as E. coli and salmonella each year in the U.S. Furthermore, Food borne illnesses can sometimes have very serious ramifications and they cost tax payers a considerable sum of money each year. Therefore, food saftey is essential and it is important to consider food safety tips and adhere to proper food and sanitation standards. You will always want to consider food handling safety.