Bacteria in steak from cutting with household scissors by mistake


I cut a steak up into small strips with a pair of scissors.

Fried it in a pan with olive oil and onions.

Tasted great.

Until my wife told me I didn’t use the food scissors. I used the “house” scissors. We open packages, plastic, zip ties, etc all with the “house” scissors.

Should I be worried that I cut the steak with these? Will bacteria from the house scissors pass onto the steak? Or will the heat from frying kill it?

Best Answer

You will be fine.

The food was cooked...

Just clean the "house" scissors with soap and hot water and dry them so that there is no rust.