Originally Posted by GB
Yes that is exactly why the USDA recommends against it.
Also, washing the chicken with just water will not get rid of bacteria. It will just make it wet. Soap can kill bacteria, but I doubt anyone wants to lather up their chicken.
Know someone that will lather up a piece of broccoli!! Thought I knew her but I don't apparenntly, so technically we just met today
She might be willing to give it a wee sponge bath! hehehe
Do the veggie and fruit wash products they sell work? I'd be more inclinded to spray those than worry about getting out all the dishwashing detergent from the little crannies of the broccoli or cauliflower