Don't Wash Your Chicken - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Don't Wash Your Chicken

Washing chicken, even with a slow stream of water, can cause dangerous germs to splash from the raw meat onto other surfaces. These germs can then get onto other foods, like lettuce, that will not be cooked to kill germs before eating. Cooking meats to the recommended safe temperature will kill all germs present; meats do not need to be washed.

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Updated Friday, 05-Nov-2021 15:07:05 CDT