Should we wash our chicken?

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In short, the answer is no, suggested by Food Standard Agency. One main reason is the splash of water droplets could spread the campylobacter bacteria to your clothes and your kitchen, ( campylobacter is a major source of food poisoning).

The recommendation is to cook the chicken without washing. The heat will kill the bacteria.

Some chicken recipes requires us to brine the chicken before cooking it. Make sure you clean the kitchen well after cooking.

One step is to clean the sink with baking soda and vinegar.

Additionally, you can also use a solution of bleach and water.


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