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Why it is strictly forbidden to wash raw meat: nutritionist explains

Tetiana KoziukFood
Why you shouldn't wash raw meat. Source: Pixabay

Usually, most housewives wash raw meat before cooking. It would seem that there is nothing wrong with that. As it turned out, it is very dangerous and can have negative health consequences.

Nutritionist Anna Bezyk (anna_bezyk_diet) on her Instagram page explained why it is forbidden to wash raw meat and what it can do.

Is it possible to wash raw meat

According to the expert, the surface of the purchased meat is likely to contain bacteria anyway. When you wash the product, the water jet, on the contrary, allows microorganisms to penetrate even deeper into the meat fibers.

How to properly store purchased meat

In addition, some bacteria can get on the sink, dishes, and even walls during washing. If they get into the human body, bacteria cause nausea, vomiting, fever, and stomach pain.

Important: instead of washing, the expert advises to wipe the meat with a paper towel after buying it to remove excess moisture.

Why you shouldn't wash raw meat

Some safety rules:

  • There should be at least 4 cutting boards in the kitchen – one for meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables.
  • A plastic board is best for meat.
  • Table vinegar will help to treat the board after meat. It is necessary to wipe the board, and then rinse with water.
  • Change cutting boards should be done at least once a year.

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