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Working with Raw Poultry

You don’t need to wash it! Recipes often call for rinsing raw poultry, but this is not necessary or recommended. Washing poultry does not kill bacteria and it is more likely to spread raw juices throughout your sink, countertop and utensils.

Wash your hands for 20 seconds before cutting, seasoning and transferring poultry to a pan or heat source. Afterward, sanitize all cutting boards and utensils in hot (180°) soapy water and allow to air dry. Most dishwashers will sanitize as well. Wash hands in hot soapy water for 20 seconds after working with raw poultry before touching other items or surfaces.


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