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CDC offers tips to avoid food poisoning involving chicken

CDC offers tips to avoid food poisoning involving chicken Photo: Courtesy of the CDC

May 02, 2019 07:20 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Americans eat more chicken every year than any other meat.

The meat can be a nutritious choice, but raw chicken is often contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria and sometimes with Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens bacteria. 

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The CDC says it's important to take special care when handling and preparing chicken.


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If chicken happens to be on the menu, follow these tips when shopping, cooking and eating out to help prevent food poisoning: 

  • Place chicken in a disposable bag before putting in your shopping cart or refrigerator to prevent raw juices from getting onto other foods.
  • Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling chicken
  • Do not wash raw chicken. During washing, chicken juices can spread in the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops. 
  • Use a separate cutting board for raw chicken.
  • Never place cooked food or fresh produce on a plate, cutting board or other surface that previously held raw chicken.
  • Wash cutting boards, utensils, dishes and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing chicken and before you prepare the next item.
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure chicken is cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165°F.
  • If cooking frozen raw chicken in a microwavable meal, handle it as you would fresh raw chicken. Follow cooking directions carefully to prevent food poisoning.
  • If you think the chicken you are served at a restaurant or anywhere else is not fully cooked, send it back for more cooking.
  • Refrigerate or freeze leftover chicken within two hours (or within one hour if the temperature is higher than 90°F).

 For more information, visit the CDC website.

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