Food & Cooking

Should you wash your raw meats and vegetables before cooking?

When it comes to food safety in the kitchen, it’s important to keep your work area clean from bacteria and the possibility of cross-contamination. It’s best to use hot, soapy water to wash utensils, cutting boards and other surfaces you use, especially when handling raw meat and poultry.

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But what about washing raw meat and chicken before cooking? Here’s Mayo Clinic clinical dietitian Anya Hill with more.


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