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Old 07-29-2007, 01:40 PM   #31
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I dont rinse chicken to get the bacteria off I wash it to freshen it up from being in the package.Im not worried about contamination then I just quickly wash out sink with a little dish soap. No big deal.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:55 PM   #32
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I dont rinse chicken to get the bacteria off I wash it to freshen it up from being in the package.Im not worried about contamination then I just quickly wash out sink with a little dish soap. No big deal.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:07 PM   #33
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I dont rinse chicken to get the bacteria off I wash it to freshen it up from being in the package.Im not worried about contamination then I just quickly wash out sink with a little dish soap. No big deal.
Another ditto. I think most of us are aware that simple rinsing isn't going to decontaminate the poultry. And I always open my packages of chicken over the sink because they are often drippy! So the sink is going to be exposed to the contaminants anyway.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:13 PM   #34
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And I always open my packages of chicken over the sink because they are often drippy! So the sink is going to be exposed to the contaminants anyway.
I always open my chicken in the plastic store bag I brought it home in. It stays flat on the counter inside the bag so nothing drips and the sink does not get contaminated. Then the bag can go right into the trash in the garage.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:59 PM   #35
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Another ditto. I think most of us are aware that simple rinsing isn't going to decontaminate the poultry. And I always open my packages of chicken over the sink because they are often drippy! So the sink is going to be exposed to the contaminants anyway.
Exactly the drippy stuff on chicken or the blood on a huge beef tender can have a bit of smell the meat is fine Im just rinsing to get rid of that little bit of funk.Nothing more nothing less.It has nothing to do with bacteria.Its just when it is in a package it just needs a little rinse.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:11 PM   #36
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I always open my chicken in the plastic store bag I brought it home in. It stays flat on the counter inside the bag so nothing drips and the sink does not get contaminated. Then the bag can go right into the trash in the garage.
The only time I use those bags is if I forget to bring my reusable canvas bags with me, which isn't very often.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:15 PM   #37
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The only time I use those bags is if I forget to bring my reusable canvas bags with me, which isn't very often.
I am not talking about the plastic shopping bags, but the thinner clear plastic bags they have at the meat counter (and produce section) so that your meat does not drip on your other groceries.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:47 PM   #38
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Do I wash my meat?

No sir. I don't like it. Its like washin the flavor away, cooking kills off whatever may be out to get me. Not sold on the "fact" some water would effectively eliminate any bacteria at all.

I can see people who take off some juice to give it the right texture, like how I sometimes gently press a clean paper towel on scallops or fish so its not drippy and cooks properly.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:50 PM   #39
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No matter how much care you take, there is coing to some spillage or dripping or whatever. I keep a squirt bottle (old Windex bottle) filled with a combination of bleach and water. After handling poultry or raw meat, I quickly spray the sink and surrounding counter to sanitize. Any knives or scissors go into the sink and get sprayed as well. The cutting board goes into the dishwasher and will get washed on the sanitize cycle.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:35 PM   #40
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I am not talking about the plastic shopping bags, but the thinner clear plastic bags they have at the meat counter (and produce section) so that your meat does not drip on your other groceries.
I'll have to give that a try next time, GB.
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