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We Need To Know: Do You Wash Chicken Before Cooking It?

An investigation.

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Apparently, people either wash chicken before cooking it OR completely bypass the washing step.

@pjs84651 / Via Twitter: @pjs84651

And FYI, I've looked at numerous polls and found that the results above are highly variable, i.e., there is no clear majority!

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To add to my confusion, I did a little more digging and found that the FDA definitively recommends that you do NOT wash your chicken before cooking it, as this "may increase the risk of contaminating other foods and surfaces." But a ton of people still do it:

@DrMayneFDAFood / Via Twitter: @DrMayneFDAFood

But obviously, people still have their reasons for keeping up with the practice.

  1. To get to the bottom of this divisive issue, we're asking you: Do you wash your raw chicken before cooking it?

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    Yes.
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    No.
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