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Food safety: Raw chicken 'should not be washed'

Consumers are being warned to stop washing raw chicken, as doing so increases the risk of food poisoning.

An online survey of 4,500 UK adults by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) found 44% washed chicken before cooking.

But experts have warned this spreads campylobacter bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing and cooking equipment, through the splashing of water droplets.

Andy Moore reports.

  • 16 Jun 2014
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