Do not wash raw chicken, cooks in Sutton urged

As part of food safety week, Sutton Council is urging people not to wash their chicken before they cook it.

As part of food safety week, Sutton Council is urging people not to wash their chicken before they cook it.

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Cooks in Sutton have been urged to make sure they are careful with raw chicken.

As part of food safety week, Sutton Council is urging people not to wash their chicken before they cook it.

Sarah Page, the senior environmental health officer at the council, said washing chicken can spread harmful bacteria that would be killed during cooking all over the kitchen.

She added: "It’s important that we do our part to make sure that people know to handle and cook food safely for themselves and for their families. We’re proud to be keeping people in Sutton safe and well by being part of this campaign to spread the word – and not the germs."

For more information on food hygiene visit www.food.gov.uk/chicken.

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8:01am Wed 18 Jun 14

Angela M says...

I've never understood this bizarre need to wash chicken. If the meat is full of germs, how is running some water over it going to help? Do people wash other meat too? I just dowse my chicken in enough Riesling to kill all the bacteria. :D
I've never understood this bizarre need to wash chicken. If the meat is full of germs, how is running some water over it going to help? Do people wash other meat too? I just dowse my chicken in enough Riesling to kill all the bacteria. :D Angela M
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