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US: Food safety not always on menu of TV cooking shows

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HealthDay News: Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, said if TV cooks fail to demonstrate safe practices, it may lead to unhealthy food preparation in viewers’ home kitchens.

“The majority of practices rated were out of compliance or conformance with recommendations in at least 70 percent of episodes, and food safety practices were mentioned in only three episodes,” said study lead author Nancy Cohen, a professor of nutrition at the university. The study authors suggested several ways to improve TV cooking programs.

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