Many people around the world wash raw chicken before they cook it. They think it’s a good thing that will prevent contamination of food.
But a professor at Drexel University, Jennifer Quinlan says the opposite. She says that everyone should know that if you buy frozen chicken, that chicken already has salmonella or campylobacter in itself, or even both.
These two, salmonella and campylobacter, bacteria are common and they are the main reason for the contamination of food. So when you wash raw chicken in the sink, you spray the bacteria everywhere. Even to yourself! This is because the water itself can not kill this type of bacteria.
Many people usually wash the chicken to clean up some dirt fromh him, cleaned him from germs or simply because they look dirty. But it is completely wrong.
Because there is no need to spread bacteria all around and absolutely no reason to expose themselves to risk. This is wrong, because you do not have to do that, is not effective at all, and that cooking chicken, you will destroy all the bacteria’s that are on the chicken inside.
So, is there a safe way to cleanse the dirt with chicken? Yes there is! All you need to do is to take a paper towel and wipe the chicken with him.
You will clean the dirt and I’ll clear some bacteria on its surface. According to the latest statistics, nearly 280,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with food poisoning each year. This is usually caused by washing and spraying of chicken.