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Chicken – why you shouldn’t wash it.

Chicken: it’s super tasty and a great source of protein. But it can also play host to nasty bacteria, and all food handlers must be careful preparing it.

For starters, don’t wash raw chicken. The bacteria on its surface can spread in tiny droplets that splash around your kitchen – contaminating surfaces, equipment and other food.

Cooking chicken thoroughly kills the bacteria.

Also, when you’re preparing raw chicken remember to wash your hands before and after handling, and use separate chopping boards and utensils to avoid bacteria spreading to ready-to-eat food.

Playing it safe with food only takes a few seconds.

It’s always worth it.