YOU MAY BE EXPOSING YOURSELF AND FAMILY TO BACTERIA WHEN YOU WASH YOUR CHICKEN BEFORE COOKING

Most of us are used to washing every edible before we eat them. In fact, some people even wash food before cooking them. If you’re one of such people who are so ‘hygienic’ they have to wash everything, you may want to take raw chicken off that list.

According to report, raw chicken carries a bacterium known as Campylobacter. So how does this affect you, you may wonder? Well, first of all, water helps spread bacteria. So when you wash raw chicken, which has this bacterium, you risk spreading it to surfaces in your kitchen, and you can get food poisoning when you put other food materials on the contaminated surface. So the washed chicken isn’t the problem since you’ll still cook it, the problem is the risk of spreading the bacteria to areas where you may take other foods.

Who’s at risk of Campylobacter? According to health experts, young adults, children and elderly people are usually the most exposed to the bacteria. Research has said that the bacterium is the number one cause of food poisoning in the UK, and most parts of the world.

It is advised that you don’t wash your chicken before you cook it, since cooking will rid it of any harmful germ or bacteria. If you must wash raw chicken, use a disinfectant on the surface you washed it on, to avoid risk of suffering food poisoning.

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