(NBC News) - Should you rinse raw poultry? Advice over the years has been conflicting.
How do you prepare chicken? If you answer includes a quick rinse in your sink, the USDA says you need to stop immediately. (NBC News Channel)
Even cooking legends Julia Child and Jacques Pepin disagreed, but a new study from the Department of Agriculture has a definitive answer: Don’t do it!
“The sink could be a source of cross-contamination,” warns the USDA’s Dr. Mindy Brashears.
Using test kitchens, the USDA observed test subjects cooking chicken thighs, then preparing a salad.
When they washed the chicken, 26% transferred bacteria to the ready-to-eat lettuce.
Most didn’t attempt to clean the sink in between, and even when they did 14% still were contaminated.
Read more: https://nbcnews.to/2Z7HP2X