Don’t Wash Raw Chicken, Health Experts Warn

 

 

 

 

” Health experts have urged people to stop washing chicken before they cook it to avoid food poisoning.

  More than two-fifths of cooks say that they wash chicken as part of their food preparations, but the Food Standards Agency has issued a call to the public to stop the practice.

  The FSA said that it can spread a type of bacteria around the kitchen through the splashing of water droplets.

  Campylobacter bacteria is responsible for the majority of cases of food poisoning – with around 280,000 people affected across the UK each year. The FSA said four out of every five cases are caused by contaminated chicken.”

 

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