The safest way to wash raw chicken

Many people continue to insist on washing raw chicken before cooking it, despite warnings to the contrary from both the USDA and the CDC.

This is an easy way to spread harmful bacteria like salmonella to other foods, utensils, and kitchen surfaces.

A number of factors that contribute to the dangerous spread of bacteria during the washing process. 

The distance between the faucet and the raw chicken that is being washed, more than any other single factor

Consumers should also be aware of the intensity of the water flow and the surface texture of the chicken that is being washed.

The presence of indentations in the meat, such as dimples or divots, increases the likelihood that splashing will occur.

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