Some cooks wash chicken in an effort to try to clean it, but that rinsing is not necessary and can be harmful.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service does not recommend washing raw poultry, beef, pork, lamb or veal before cooking.
The campaign uses an animated video to show how the water hitting the chicken can actually spread the harmful bacteria to other areas of your kitchen.
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