Do you wash raw meats befor you cook it

Kingston, New York
July 28, 2017 3:48am CST
I now seeing stuff from the fda. saying not To wash raw meats and chicken before cooking My main reason for washing is to get the blood off the raw food.the way I wash is to soak it. Now if some buy from like from a kosher butcher's shop .There be no need to wash Because the kosher butcher's shop all ready did And there will be no blood on all the meats.
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@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
28 Jul
I wash them as always -- before storing it in the fridge and before cooking.
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• Kingston, New York
28 Jul
The fda.in Usa.say not to wash any more It says rinsing water on meats can spread more disease.
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@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
28 Jul
That doesn't makes sense. If the meat has a disease, washing it or not won't 'make any difference then. So why not just wash it anyway to remove dirt at least. But a "spread more disease" reasoning is a bit off to me. Just saying..
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@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
28 Jul
Still. haha But anyways, I wash mine the same way.
@owlwings (39218)
• Cambridge, England
28 Jul
Proper butchery practice - not just halal or kosher - makes sure that there is no blood left in the meat. If there were, meat would go off very quickly and that is why, when an animal is killed, the first thing to do is to hang it so that all the blood is drained out. There are pink juices in red meat (and very pale pink juices in white meat such as chicken and turkey). These are NOT blood but the natural juices of the meat - mostly protein. It is NOT necessary (and not a good idea) to wash meat because washing can actually introduce unwanted bacteria and will also remove some of the goodness and flavour of the meat.
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• Kingston, New York
31 Jul
In most of the supermarket I work Most of the raw meats do have blood in. The butcher shop different story. If you can find one.
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
28 Jul
I wash the meat before either freezing it or cooking it . .
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
28 Jul
Will not stop washing the meat.
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• Kingston, New York
31 Jul
Me to and I never had a problem
@MALUSE (40054)
• Germany
28 Jul
Washing is ok, but soaking? I doubt that this is a good idea.
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• Kingston, New York
28 Jul
2 bay sink soak then rinsr
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
28 Jul
Yes we always wash them to remove the blood
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• United States
28 Jul
I used to but not anymore. I also read that about washing the fda says no. I really want to wash it though. And if I want to I will no matter...because I wash them all the years with no problems.
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• United States
28 Jul
@eagletrek2 Yes I agree with you..I have worked in meat plants and know how bacteria can spread with blood and so on.
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• Rochester, New York
28 Jul
I always rinse off chicken before cooking it.
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• Kingston, New York
31 Jul
I do shake and bake in chicken It need water for the mix to stick
@funkeyguhl (1743)
• Philippines
28 Jul
I actually do that when I am going to cook the meat but from the supermarket and I know I'd be keeping it, I don't wash the meat because I am not going to use it yet and that applies to fishes as well.
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@dollaboy (6232)
28 Jul
Better to wash them thoroughly before consuming it or freezing
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@nomus24g (22877)
• India
28 Jul
Yes...isn't that hygiene
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