Culinary Fun Fact: Stop! rinsing your chicken, poultry and meat

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Just stop rinsing raw meat and poultry.

Contrary to what some cookbooks or your mother or your grandmother say, rinsing is more likely to spread contaminants around the sink and perhaps onto nearby foods like lettuce sitting on the counter than to send them down the drain.

Additionally there is no flavor benefit to rinsing meat or poultry before cooking.

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