Warning for consumers: stop washing raw chicken as it increases the risk of foodborne infection. The bacteria campylobacter may be present in chicken and by washing it all we do is pollute the work surfaces in our kitchen, our clothes, and the utensils we use through the splashes of water drops.
The most common reasons we wash chicken are to remove dirt or germs. Campylobacter enteritis is one of the most common causes of food infection, fundamentally associated with the consumption of poorly cooked poultry, fresh vegetables, or unpasteurized milk. Symptoms, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting.
Most infected people heal within a few days, but in some patients can lead to health problems long-term. To avoid contagion of the bacteria, the chicken we eat must be well cooked
As a rule, treatment for infection by campylobacter It consists of drinking plenty of water, controlling your diet, eating foods rich in potassium and mineral salts. Of course, each case may be different so it is recommended to visit our doctor.
Via | BBC