For God’s sake don’t wash raw chicken
The Food Standards Agency have warned against running raw chicken under the tap, because it just splashes potentially deadly bacteria all over your skin, worktops and clothes.
Research shows that 2 fifths of people wash chicken before they bung it in the oven, which has led the FSA to issue the warning during Food Safety week.
FSA’s CEO Catherine Brown said: "Although people tend to follow recommended practice when handling poultry, such as washing hands after touching raw chicken and making sure it is thoroughly cooked, our research has found that washing raw chicken is also common practice. That's why we're calling on people to stop washing raw chicken and also raising awareness of the risks of contracting Campylobacter as a result of cross-contamination."
Campylobacter might sound like a cheery, friendly, Graham Norton sort of bacteria, but it can cause not only the squits, but also IBS and diseases of the nervous system.
So it’s probably best not to paint your entire kitchen with it.