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ScarletCrimpernel Sun 31-Jul-16 20:18:43

Was chopping veg, used the knife I was using to stab the pack of chicken drumsticks so I could peel the film back more easily, then resumed chopping veg. DH thinks this is an unconscionable approach to food hygiene (and he said those exact words because he's weird), I think it's fine.

AIBU or is he?

CalleighDoodle Sun 31-Jul-16 20:19:53

You are. It's raw chicken.

dementedpixie Sun 31-Jul-16 20:20:09

I would have washed or wiped it tbh

Musicaltheatremum Sun 31-Jul-16 20:20:25

But if you're cooking the veg the. It doesn't matter.

ChickyDuck Sun 31-Jul-16 20:20:36

Well it isn't very good practice but you won't come to any harm assuming the veg is going to be properly cooked/heated. If it's any consolation my DP is a chef and I am forever being told off for using the wrong chopping board etc. It's supposed to be red for raw meat, green for veg etc...

Tiggeryoubastard Sun 31-Jul-16 20:21:08

That's grim. Unless you're cooking the veg.

MunchMunch Sun 31-Jul-16 20:21:11

Personally I would have washed the knife but if the veg was going in the dish with the raw chicken then that's fine. Seeing as the contaminated knife touched the chopping board, I'd make sure that's cleaned properly.

Salmotrutta Sun 31-Jul-16 20:21:46

I suppose you are cooking the veg?

So any lingering microbes transferred from the knife will be killed then?

Mind you I careful about "stabbing" chicken packs in case there is any spray of liquid or some such.

I tend to cut open with scissors, over the sink.

But I don't rinse the chicken!!

Fluffy24 Sun 31-Jul-16 20:21:46

If the veg is going to be cooked it's not a catastrophe but it would be VU if the veg going to be eaten raw.

MoMandaS Sun 31-Jul-16 20:21:51

YANBU, if the veg was going to be cooked. If it wasn't, YABU.

UterusUterusGhali Sun 31-Jul-16 20:22:06

Absolutely I'd have washed the knife.

I do have a special knife I use for opening packets of meat though that's a bit blunter than the others.
I would hate to get it mixed up whilst cooking.

Salmotrutta Sun 31-Jul-16 20:23:34

Ah, yes, was it a wooden chopping board?

I wouldn't use a raw- chickeny knife on a wooden board.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 31-Jul-16 20:24:16

Unreasonable. You, in case you were wondering.

I'm a slattern but I keep raw meat and veg stuff very separate.

dementedma Sun 31-Jul-16 20:25:05

Wouldn't have occurred to me to wash the knife tbh

HermioneJeanGranger Sun 31-Jul-16 20:25:54

Were the drumsticks cooked?

Wolfiefan Sun 31-Jul-16 20:27:35

Chop veg. Open raw chicken package. Put knife in to wash.
Safe. Trust me you don't want proper food poisoning from this.

Ginkypig Sun 31-Jul-16 20:27:53

Chopping veg for salad then yes yabu

Chopping veg to be properly cooked then no ynbu

Ankleswingers Sun 31-Jul-16 20:29:47

Oh lord no, definitely think you are being unreasonable. Not worth the risk.

e1y1 Sun 31-Jul-16 20:31:36

YABU - keep raw chicken or it's juices away from ANYTHING.

If not using different utensils, then definitely wash in between.

Basic food hygiene.

gleam Sun 31-Jul-16 20:31:57

YABU.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sun 31-Jul-16 20:32:40

Plastic chopping board and cooking the veg? Fine. Wooden board and raw veg-dangerous.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 31-Jul-16 20:33:40

Basic food hygiene. It really is.

And this on the website where people wash towels after one use, no toilet brushes and think flannels are repulsive. grin

Pearlman Sun 31-Jul-16 20:35:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 31-Jul-16 20:36:57

BTW all people people saying wood is worse are wrong. Research shows that with scarred surfaces (i.e. used chopping boards) wood is better. There are bacteria but they don't reproduce as well in wood and don't come to the surface either. Unless you are using glass chopping boards (which I hate but they are better) you should use wood.

purplefox Sun 31-Jul-16 20:38:26

YABVU.

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