From The Phantom Menace Script

ANAKIN smiles. JAR JAR attempts to snare another bit of food from the bowl with his tongue, but QUI-GON, in a flash, grabs it between his thumb and forefinger. JAR JAR is startled.

QUI-GON : (Cont'd) Don't do that again.

JAR JAR tries to acknowledge with some silly mumbling. QUI-GON lets go of the tongue, and it snaps back into JAR JAR's mouth.

QUI-GON catches Jar-Jar's tongue

and later :

SHMI : Anakin, don't...

JAR JAR belches. There is silence for a moment as they eat.

I'm trying to find a video extract of this meal, but I cannot.
Does he use his hands to eat after he catches Jar-Jar's tongue, or at least, doe he wash it or wipe it off?

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    Maybe midichlorians are antibacterial. ;) – gnovice Feb 29 '12 at 17:26
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    He should have used a Force tongue-grab instead. – Oldcat Apr 22 '15 at 17:23

The grab occurs at 41:33. After this point, the conversation with Anakin begins and Qui Gon is not seen eating anything. He drinks from a cup (with his right hand, which did not touch Jar Jar) at 42:08, but does not touch solid food again. It's worth noting that when he does eat earlier in the same scene (41:27) he is also using his right hand.

I would be more concerned about the rest of the fruit in that bowl. The original tongue-grab does not look like a precision maneuver.

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    "The original tongue-grab does not look like a precision maneuver." hehe made me chuckle +1 – Master Skorh Jan 17 '14 at 15:20

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