USDA Study Says Washing Or Rinsing Raw Chicken Puts You At Risk Of Illness

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A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.

The results of the observational study showed how easily bacteria can be spread when surfaces are not effectively cleaned and sanitized.

The majority of the bacteria spreads from rinsing raw poultry in dirty sinks, cutting poultry with utensils leading to cross contamination, and touching meat with unclean hands.

The study did not include popular poultry cleaning methods such as using lemon, lime, or vinegar which does not pose as a risk.

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