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When I see chefs on tv handling raw chicken or such and then stick their fingers in a salt bowl to seasoning them why is the salt in the bowl not contaminated too. I see this all the time on cooking shows.

merged by rumtscho May 25 '16 at 9:35

This question was merged with Is it contaminating the spice to touch it after touching raw meat? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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