Washing raw chicken ‘spreads infection’


BBC: The Food Standards Agency is warning consumers to stop washing raw chicken, as doing so increases the risk of food poisoning.

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BBC: The Food Standards Agency is warning consumers to stop washing raw chicken, as doing so increases the risk of food poisoning.

An online survey of 4,500 UK adults by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) found 44% washed chicken before cooking.

But it warns this spreads campylobacter bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing and cooking equipment, through the splashing of water droplets.

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