The CDC Really Wants You To Stop Washing Your Raw Chicken

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There are some things in life that we just know to be totally and unequivocally true, and one of those is that you must, at all costs wash your raw chicken.

Or at least that’s what we thought, until the CDC sent out this tweet letting us all know that we needed to stop washing our raw chicken.

Um, what? What are we supposed to do with all the smudge and smidge that gets on the chicken? Are we just supposed to cook all that goo right there in the pot?

Everyone was understandably mortified.

Is that what’s in there? Leftover feathers and bone dust?

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And what do they mean cross contamination? I don’t normally wash my chicken then whip it around the kitchen or anything.

Others though are all in, if the CDC says it’s so, then it must be so.

And because people were all up in arms about all of this, the CDC clarified.

What’s next? Am I supposed to wash my eggs now, too?

I just don’t know if I can get on board with this. I like my chicken to be nice and clean.

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Do you wash your chicken before you cook it?

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One Comment

  1. I have never washed my meat before cooking… I think it’s weird yall do lol. But hey, to each their own right? I’d rather just cook all the gunk off then “spread the germs” as they say. Bon appetit!??????

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