Stop rinsing raw poultry!

Rinsing poultry does not remove bacteria. In fact, it can spread raw juices around your sink, onto your countertops, and onto ready-to-eat foods.

Bacteria in raw meat and poultry can only be killed when cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature, which for poultry is 165 °F, as measured by a food thermometer.
https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2019/08/20/washing-raw-poultry-our-science-your-choice

(U.S. Army Graphic by Amber Kurka)
201101-A-DA409-0008.JPG Photo By: Amber Kurka

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Stop rinsing raw poultry! Rinsing poultry does not remove bacteria. In fact, it can spread raw juices around your sink, onto your countertops, and onto ready-to-eat foods. Bacteria in raw meat and poultry can only be killed when cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature, which for poultry is 165 °F, as measured by a food thermometer. https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2019/08/20/washing-raw-poultry-our-science-your-choice (U.S. Army Graphic by Amber Kurka)


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