Experts warn: here is why you should never wash chicken before cooking it
As with anything in life, there are many allowed and forbidden things in the kitchen that always create interesting debates and discussion.
And one discussion that never seems to get boring, and repeats over and over, is whether you should wash the chicken before you start cooking it.
Many recipes call for washing the chicken, and let's face it, if you're in a certain age group, you've probably gotten used to it. After all, there is nothing dangerous about trying to get rid of the bacteria in the chicken with the help of rinsing some water over the chicken, right?
Well, apparently this may be a mistake. Experts now claim that chicken washing is actually the wrong thing to do if you want to keep your kitchen clean of bacteria ..
A survey conducted by the FDA (United States' Food and Drug Administration) revealed that 67% of Americans wash their chicken before cooking it. But now it turns out that washing the meat before use is more harmful than helpful.
There have been endless discussions on the subject for quite some time, but these discussions seem to be coming to an end.
Washing chicken is stupid and only splashes liquid salmonella all over your kitchen and yes my wife absolutely makes me do it when I cook. https://t.co/XA0ZRUUQeV
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) April 19, 2018
Public health representatives, bacterial experts and some famous chefs warn people about chicken washing before cooking.
The US Food and Drug Administration recommends to avoid the rinsing because raw meat washing actually increases the chance of spreading dangerous pathogens, rather than getting rid of them.
"This action is not recommended because rinsing will not eliminate pathogens and increases the risk of contaminating other foods and the work surface" is what the US Food and Drug Administration has to say on the subject.I like this
The surest way to ensure your food is safe and free of bacteria is to cook it at the recommended temperature for the right amount of time. The high heat will kill the bacteria that causes the various food toxins, such as Salmonella.
More details in the following video:
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So there you have it. If you wash your chicken too before cooking it - maybe it's time to stop doing so.
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