Thanks, GB. That was exactly my point.
Improperly "washing" does nothing at all, except for maybe spreading contaminates like you said. So why bother? Who here washes their veggies in SOAP and water? Anyone???
And while chicken may
carry salmonella, it doesn't always. Just like a raw egg may or may not.
I know it's been discussed here before about what has been acceptable in the past and what is actually correct nowadays, or even moreso in restaurants, in the preparation of food, but I think a quick rinse will get rid of surface contaminants. I had a butcher tell me that before, also. I doubted him at the time. Now I'm not so sure.
My veggies shall see no soap, scented or otherwise