Momma Chef’s Tip: Don’t make this dangerous mistake in the kitchen

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This article originally appeared on MommaChef.com. It has been reprinted here with permission. 

Looking for simple and tasty recipes for you and your family? Momma Chef features dozens of delicious dishes featuring no more than six ingredients and requiring no more than six minutes of prep time. She has shared this important tip below: 

Many of us have learned from the days of Julia Child, when you unwrap raw poultry, you must immediately take it to the sink for a good wash down–WRONG!

When handling raw chicken or turkey, you absolutely do not need to rinse it first before cooking, that is just a myth. Rinsing poultry only spreads bacteria and the chance of salmonella and campylobacter into your sink!

Instead, just take the raw poultry straight from the package into the cooking pan. Then simply clean up any splashes and wash your hands with soap and hot water.

Check out this in-depth video for the raw truth about washing chicken: