FDA has advised against washing raw chicken for quite some time. Recently, a public health campaign has launched to warn against washing chicken, such as these videos:
Julia Child and Jacques and Pepin have disagreed this point on their show:
This advise actually is not unique to chicken, but any form of meats (chicken, turkey, beef, pork...). This topic has been discussed a couple of times before, but I never get a real sense of how many people are doing it vs how many are not. For the interest of keeping the question simple, let's just focus on poultry: chicken, duck, goose, turkey...etc.
Do you wash your raw poultry before cooking?
A) Yes. I do all of the time or most of the time.
B) Sometime, about 50:50
C) No. I never do it, or I rarely do it.
Thanks for sharing.
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