Preventing "cross-contamination" can help safe lives after it emerged washing raw chicken could expose cooks and diners to life-threatening bacteria.
Professional cook Marcus Bean walked Good Morning Britain through the steps of properly caring for uncooked chicken and how best to avoid food poisoning.
Storing chicken in a fridge running below 5C, separate chopping boards for raw and cooked foods, using tongs to transfer the meat and having a bowl of clean, hot water to hand can all help prevent cross-contamination.
Marcus added: "People look at the chicken and they might see a little bit of juice or a touch of dirt and the natural thing is to wash it under water. But all you're doing is just spreading bacteria...By cooking chicken you kill bacteria - you don't need to rinse it."
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