Does washing food promote food safety? The answer is some things should be washed and some should not. As a society, we associate washing with cleanliness. We wash clothes, dishes and ourselves. So it might seem to make sense to wash meat and poultry to make it cleaner and safer, but this is not the case. Yes, fruits and vegetables should be washed; but you should not wash meat, poultry, fish, seafood or eggs.
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The following tips will help to make sure you keep your food both clean and safe.
Meat and poultry:
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