The good, the bad and the ugly in everyday bacteria

Learn more about some of the bacteria found in the CBC-Radio-Canada/McGill University food court testing.

Find out more about common bacteria that turned up in our food court testing

Learn more about the types of bacteria you likely encounter everyday. (CBC)

With a team of microbiologists from McGill University, CBC Montreal Investigates/Radio-Canada conducted tests for bacteria on tables, trays and garbage bins at four different shopping centres in the Montreal area: Fairview Pointe Claire, the Eaton Centre, Complexe Desjardins and Champlain Mall.  

Dr. Lawrence Goodridge, an associate professor with McGill University's Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, walks us through the different types of bacteria you're probably coming into contact with every day. 

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Infographic: Melinda Dalton and Raffy Boudjikanian/CBC