Washing turkey warning14th December 2007
A survey of over 2,000 people by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found that eight out of ten people will wash a turkey before they cook it - raising the danger of food poisoning.
The FSA said that by washing a turkey, there was a danger of spreading bacteria onto worktops and implements. Washing a turkey will not kill off harmful bacteria - the only way to do this is by cooking the meat.
Judith Hilton, head of Microbiological Safety at the Food Standards Agency, said: "By washing your raw turkey, you're actually more likely to spread the germs than get rid of them."
Share this page
There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!
Post your comment
Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.
Title: Washing turkey warning
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5095
Date Added: 14th Dec 2007