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I’m sure I read somewhere that washing chicken can be bad but i keep seeing on shows like come dine with me that they are washing chicken.

what are your thoughts?

edit- I dont wash chicken but wanted others opinion

summa68
17 days ago
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TheChimp
TheChimp17 days ago

NO! DO NOT WASH CHICKEN.

Most chicken is full of salmonella and washing it will just help the spread of the bug.

Come Dine should have never have shown that, but it's a norm especially in some backgrounds.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2517 days ago

Washing raw chicken before cooking it can increase your risk of food poisoning from campylobacter bacteria.

Splashing water from washing chicken under a tap can spread the bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing and cooking equipment.

Water droplets can travel more than 50cm in every direction. Only a few campylobacter cells are needed to cause food poisoning.

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Most cases of campylobacter infection come from poultry. Recent studies have found over 50% of the chicken sold in the UK carries the bacteria.

Campylobacter poisoning can cause tummy pain, severe diarrhoea, and sometimes vomiting for between 2 and 5 days.

From NHS Website

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beccatavender
beccatavender17 days ago

I normally wash chicken as I think it's been in the packaging for a while, I know it sounds weird, I want to wash the taste off 🙂

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig17 days ago

You should never wash chicken! It will just spread the bacteria around your kitchen.

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lilyflower
lilyflower17 days ago

Never wash chicken. If it has odour when opening packet let it stand for a few minutes but do not wash. I keep a separate board and chopping knife for chicken.

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox17 days ago

Oh this is quite smart. I haven't considered this. I find that the chicken goes off sooner than the best before date is which is worrying...

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Jasmine111
Jasmine11117 days ago

Hi summa68 I am shocked 😮 I never heard that I normally wash then freeze them as we buy freshly cut chicken direct from Slaughterhouse i have to clean inside bit as well never had problems no food poisoning nothing happened so for we Buy 5 chicken every Thursday after give them wash freeze them. thanks for your topic 😊🙏🏻

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap17 days ago

I never have it says not to on most packets

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin17 days ago

No, I let them wash themselves. I wouldn't want to invade their privacy.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446817 days ago

Most chicken already comes washed, as advised on the packaging on my while chicken yesterday! But like others have said you shouldn‘t wash the chicken yourself.

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Tk3
Tk317 days ago

Yes I do , I’ve heard you shouldn’t do though ?

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Ann1984
Ann198417 days ago

I always soak chicken that i have frozen in cool water thoughtout day. Husband still alive 😂

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Mango4
Mango416 days ago

No we never wash raw chicken , if it's a complete chicken we use dry kitchen roll to wipe the inside out before putting it in the oven , other than that it's just cooked straight from the pack.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc16 days ago

Yes, we wash like every other meat.

Not a fan of animals being killed for meat, but that's life. I've already seen a pork before and after his life, then cutting the meat felt perfectly normal. He was extremely heavy which made it worth it.

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