5 Shocking Facts You Must Know About Washing Food

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Contamination is a major violator of food safety that can make you extremely sick. Eliminating factors of contamination relies not only on how well you wash your food, but also on how you wash it. You might think you know everything about rinsing contaminants off your food, but wait till you read this to judge your knowledge.

3. Meat Shouldn’t Be Washed

Cooking meat and poultry is sufficient to kill any disease causing microbes. Washing meat or chicken only

increases the chances of splashing water that contains dangerous germs all over the kitchen. Just putting chicken

under running water spreads contamination over a distance of three feet.

2. Organic Produce Need Washing

Organic produce is free of pesticides and artificial fertilizers but it may have been exposed to natural fertilizers that

contain fecal matter. Hence, washing organic produce is obligatory.

1. Washing Produces Doesn’t Eliminate Pathogens

A good wash would get rid of just 99% of pathogens but cooking food gets rid of 99.9999%. This difference is

crucial for those who have a comprised immune system like cancer patients who are treated by chemotherapy.

That is why it is recommended that such patients stay away from raw fruits and vegetables and stick to cooked

food.

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