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Washing Chicken Cleans Off All Harmful Bacteria

Truth: According to Food Science Matters, Water alone cannot kill harmful bacteria. Washing a chicken can actually increase the chance of spreading bacteria by contaminating surrounding surfaces. Instead of washing it, make sure the chicken is properly cooked and reaches an internal temperature of at least 165° F.

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