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Don't wash your turkey!

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PartridgeinaRustyBearTree · 12/12/2007 19:31

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7140651.stm

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exbatt · 12/12/2007 21:36

I've been telling people this for years but few believe me. My mother just won't accept it, because she was brought up to wash all poultry. And she's from the north-east, the worst offenders according to that article!

imdreamingofawhiteKITTYmas · 12/12/2007 21:43

As an ex food microbiologist I completely agree might as well slosh Salmonella around your kitchen.

Califraunkincense · 12/12/2007 21:47

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Doodledootoo · 12/12/2007 21:50

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ChristmasSendsMePsycho · 12/12/2007 21:52

so being lazy is actually a really good idea occasionally....

I never have and (certainly now!), never will, wash meat before cooking.

I always figured that germs would be cooked out, and just plain arsed could no tbe bothered to also wash the meat first anyhow.
In my mind I figured that if it has been plucked and gutted and then wrapped, my only job was to unwrap and fling in oven.

MIL always said implied I was lazy......go figure.....I am NOT, I am doing something extremely very healthy.

woohoo for me

amytheearwaxbanisher · 12/12/2007 22:07

i never wash meat before cooking what good would water be at killing germ anyway,not much into the taste of detol so i just cook it as is

PartridgeinaRustyBearTree · 13/12/2007 00:03

Well, I've never washed mine, much to MIL's disgust, but I'd always said that washing wouldn't get rid of anything that cooking wouldn't kill - so I was glad to see I was right!

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amazonianwoman · 13/12/2007 10:10

Have never ever washed meat and I'm from the North East

JingleBelgoHoHoHo · 13/12/2007 10:11

I've never washed meat, for exactly those reasons.

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