Don't Wash Your Chicken

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Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by Davo » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:22 pm

This was in My Yahoo News page today...thought I'd post up the link...so you guys can read it and make up your own mind about it.

https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/food/ind ... erts-warn/

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Post by yakabot » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:16 pm

From a quick read of it, there's nothing wrong with the actual washing of the chicken, its the splashing and not cleaning up that may lead to problems. (Splashing water has the chicken nasties, which contaminates other foods, for those who can't read the link)

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by urbangriller » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:40 pm

Yep, This rubbish pops it's head up every now and again....Anyone who cant wash a chicken without washing the ceiling (and cleaning up) deserves what they get!

What ever happened to Natural Attrition?? Our whole society seems geared to keeping people alive who are that stupid you don't want them breeding!...but we still have the Darwin Awards: http://www.darwinawards.com/

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by yakabot » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:08 pm

:lol:
urbangriller wrote:Anyone who cant wash a chicken without washing the ceiling
Geez, that made me laugh when I read it your way.

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by Smokey » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:23 pm

The problem as I see it is that home kitchens have one or two sinks and a drying area.
Sure wash the chicken but make sure the area is clear of drying dishes and what not.
Then once the area is used, bleach it down and wipe it out,
They are referring to cross contamination and it's totally possible. One splash of blood on a drying plate not twelve inches away and you could be in all sorts .
It's and idiot public warning for sure but it has it's grounds. AND is so easy to overlook.
Answer is Clear the kitchen and sink area, Wash chook then spray and wipe area.
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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by gnol » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:19 pm

^^^^^What Smokey Mick said ^^^^^

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by Buccaneer » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:47 pm

Yeah...riiiiight.
Dunno how you older buggers grew up but we caught, slaughtered, plucked and prepped our chooks, they got laid on the chopping board in the kitchen.
The stuffing got rolled on that board.
The vegetables got chopped on that board.

When we stopped with fresh and started buying supermarket chooks, same rules, same habits.
Red meat, pork ,chicken, offal, marron,whatever, all got dealt with ....followed by veges on the same board.
We LIVED cross contamination!
99% anti bacterial wasn't even available in hospitals.
My father had an accident and needed a huge stitch job on his elbow.
It was Sunday night, involved a chainsaw that was in need of an excorcism and the local doctor who was plastered.
Old doc stood on swaying pins and sewed the old man's arm up, with ash from his Craven A cigarettes dropping into the wound.

I cook my chooks so they get held at 55C for ten minutes, and that's with the benefit of knowledge from food science labs that have proven this is when a chicken is pasteurized.
That will take decades to reach the common ground of the unwashed masses.

Source your knowledge not from commonly held beliefs, but from sources that test stuff.


I'd love to get one single link to a case of salmonella from aerated contamination of the dishes in the dishrack.
I really would, it would change my world view!

And I don't want to hear anything about how I am sick all the time!! :lol:
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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by Davo » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:26 pm

Yeah I know it's one of those subjects that get rehashed in the media from time to time but I still believe its a good discussion topic as many a chook has come into our care to be prepped.

The humble chook ain't such an angel if it's not handled properly, I guess theres been enough food poisoning cases gone through the emergency depts of hospitals all round Australia to warrant such an article.
Of course it wasn't aimed at folks like us :P
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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by urbangriller » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:23 am

Unfortunalely we live in the "Content" age, media organisations publishing rubbish so they can have ever changing content!....no regard to what this kind of misinformation does in the brain of Mrs Joe Public!........or perhaps they are all working for the companies that make Hand Sanitiser!

Our Council requires we clean our benches with Caustic cleaner, then spray them with "Sanitiser" which you are not allowed to rinse off....it stays there and you prep the next batch of food on top of it!........So now the food has Sanitiser mixed into it!......What rediculous overkill, and a waste of nasty chemicals!

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by Angryman65 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:27 am

The worlds gone mad and beauracracy is hell bent on interfering with natural selection.
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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by chrisg » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:05 pm

:)

I think it went mad some time ago, we were just too busy to notice, something has to explain the daily lunacies :)

I'm not going to change my habits of washing chicken, apart from anything else don't know who was handling it before me :)

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by stubacca » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:36 pm

It's still alright to choke the chicken... right?

In all seriousness, I take precautions and clean appropriately afterwards, but I will never NOT wash poultry. Thanks but no thanks.

It all comes down to common sense, which sadly ain't so common these days.

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by urbangriller » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:52 pm

If you wash the chicken fully submersed there wont be any splashing (unless its still kicking :shock: ).

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by chrisg » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:04 pm

:)

Well yeah, I all cut its head off, but it wuz still runnin' around, so I all drowned it : ???

:)

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Re: Don't Wash Your Chicken

Post by Romulus » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:29 pm

urbangriller wrote:What ever happened to Natural Attrition?? Our whole society seems geared to keeping people alive who are that stupid you don't want them breeding!


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