Researchers argue that rinsing raw chicken spreads pathogens like Salmonella, despite the fact that it is appealing for cooks to do so.
The U.S. still washes raw poultry. People are open to learning why cleaning raw chicken is unnecessary and modifying their habit, according to a study.
In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise against rinsing raw poultry.
"Do not wash raw chicken," stated a CDC warning. During the washing process, chicken juices can contaminate other foods, utensils, and worktops.
The majority of participants in the USDA survey who reported washing their chicken did so in the sink, where salmonella might potentially spread.
Cross-contamination was more prevalent in salads produced by chefs who washed their poultry than in those prepared by those who did not.
A 2019 USDA survey indicated that thirty percent of individuals who washed raw chicken before cooking did so to remove blood or slime.
Aside from concerns about blood and slime, Quinlan and USDA research shows that family behavior history is a common reason why people wash raw chicken.
However, this practice may raise susceptibility to food sickness. Chicken from the grocery shop has already already been cleaned.
It's normal for poultry to have a thin layer of water and protein on the outside, but you may wipe it off with a paper towel before cooking, and then wash your hands.