University of Illinois Extension
November 21, 2013

Host Richard Hentschel talks with Dru Banks, Nutrition and Wellness Educator about new changes in USDA recommendations that we no longer wash our meat, fish, and poultry as we prepare a home meal.

These foods have already been washed before they were packaged and really do not need to be rinsed again. Dru noted that when we do rinse, we likely splash water, which could cross contaminate other surfaces or food. Dru suggests that we use different cutting boards for each of these products and again avoid any cross contamination possibilities.

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