Another Reason To Spike That Eggnog

It is a question on the minds of many people this season: will adding alcohol to the homemade eggnog safeguard against salmonella? To find out, Science Friday teamed up with eggnog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti, who agreed to run some tests in his lab at The Rockefeller University.

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Demo and editing by Charles Bergquist and Annette Heist.

Filmed and produced by Flora Lichtman

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Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.

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