Washing chicken, beef, fish and shrimp

What is the best to do before, during and after washing chicken, beef, fish and shrimp?

Also I’d like to know if the FDA has said something important regarding this issue.

  • Posted by: Ahmed
  • November 11, 2020


Lori T. November 11, 2020
It is actually best if you do NOT wash raw meat at all. You will not be removing harmful bacteria, and you are more likely to cross-contaminate your entire kitchen. If you keep a fairly clean kitchen the process of cooking the meat will eliminate the bacteria and virus you are most concerned about. Washing removes dirt, not germs. https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/safe-food-handling is a good link to information about how to do this best. The FDA also has downloadable pamphlets on the topic you can print and read at your pleasure.
Elite T. January 17, 2021
Thanks Lori. Ive always washed my meat but kept hearing it was doing more harm than good.
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