Attention! Why You Should Never Wash Chicken Meat

Doctors have revealed the reason why we should never wash chicken meat! We endanger ourselves and those close to us when we simply take the chicken or chicken meat and wash it in the sink, believing we are doing the right thing.

Therefore, consumers are warned not to wash raw chicken meat as this practice actually increases the risk of food poisoning.

An online survey, in which 4500 adults from the UK participated, found that 44% of them washed the meat before cooking.

Experts warn that washing chicken meat actually spreads the campylobacter bacteria on hands, work surfaces, clothing, and cooking equipment.

The bacteria affects about 280,000 people in the UK each year, but only 28% of survey participants had heard of it.

Only a third of the respondents knew that poultry is the main source of the bacteria. However, 90% had heard of salmonella and e.coli infections.