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The Great Chicken Debate: To Wash or Not?

Posted on 09/3/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthJust about every cookbook icon, from Julia Child to Martha Stewart to the Joy of Cooking’s Rombauer sisters, has told us to rinse off our raw chicken before preparing it. Guess what? They were wrong, scientists say. Rinsing raw chicken to get rid of the bacteria just spreads it around more, increasing our risk of getting sick, says food-safety researcher Jennifer Quinlan, with Drexel University  in Philadelphia and one of the developers behind a new “Don’t Wash Your Chicken!” campaign. …

Farmers Market Chicken May Have More Bacteria

Posted on 07/19/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYou may think the chicken you buy at the farmers market is healthier for you than store-bought, but a new study suggests it could have more bacteria. The study by Pennsylvania State University analyzed both grocery store and farmers market chickens bought throughout Pennsylvania. Researchers bought 100 whole, uncooked chickens, half of which were organic, from stores, and 100 from farmers markets,  Food Safety News reported. The chickens were tested for salmonella and campylobacter, two types of bacteria that can …