Washing raw chicken increases food poisoning risk

June 16, 2014 4:52 PM

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"Not only can it cause severe illness and death, but it costs the economy hundreds of millions of pounds," said Catherine Brown.

The U.K.'s Food Standards Agency says washing raw chicken enables the spread of campylobacter bacteria -- the germs jumping onto the cook's hands, clothes, as well as surrounding work surfaces as the water splashes.

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