Do you have to wash chicken before cooking?

Chef's answer
Washing raw chicken before cooking it can increase your risk of food poisoning from campylobacter bacteria. Splashing water from washing chicken under a tap can spread the bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing and cooking equipment. ... Most cases of campylobacter infection come from poultry.
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Summary. It is never a good idea to wash meats and poultry. Regardless of whether it takes place before cooking, freezing, or marinating, washing can lead to cross-contamination. Cross-contamination is when bacteria spread from the meat to other areas, such as the hands and kitchen surfaces.12 Feb 2020
Myth. The majority of jewelry pearls come from oysters. Although pearls ARE cultivated in oysters, many pearls used in jewelry (especially fresh water ones) are produced in clams and mussels, not oysters as commonly believed.28 Sep 2020
Hand antiseptics: Must NEVER be used in place of handwashing - should be used only after handwashing.
Produce that the manufacturer has prewashed does not require further rinsing, however. There are two main risks of eating unwashed fruits and vegetables: bacterial contamination and pesticides. In recent years, many outbreaks of foodborne illness have come from contaminated cantaloupe, spinach, tomatoes, and lettuce.18 Nov 2019
No illnesses have been specifically reported. Is Listeria dangerous and for whom? Proper cooking or washing of fruits and vegetables normally kills most bacteria that can cause disease.23 Jul 2014
Washing lettuce in water (or water combined with baking soda) may help remove pesticide residue, surface dirt and debris from produce, but Rogers cautions that washing has not been proven an effective way to remove E. coli and related bacteria. ... The heat kills E. coli and other types of bacteria that can make you sick.Feb 8, 2019
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