Wash the chicken before cooking, warns the Food Standards Agency

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Food Inspection Government has consumers asked to wash to stop chicken before cooking to prevent contamination of the kitchen with Campylobacter – the most common type of food poisoning in the UK – that can lead to death, as well as problems serious health problems.

Research for the Food Standards Agency that more than two-fifths of the chefs say routinely washed chicken as part of food preparation. However, the FSA has warned that water droplets splashing Campylobacter bacteria can spread teams in the skin, work surfaces, cooking clothing and people.

Campylobacter is responsible for most cases of food poisoning, affects approximately 280,000 people each year in the UK, and four out of five cases are caused by contaminated chicken meat. "Although most cases are in people who suffer from diarrhea abdominal pain, vomiting, and severe, can lead to significant health problems in some cases. Severe cases can lead to irritable bowel syndrome, reactive arthritis and cause Guillain-Barre syndrome is a serious illness the nervous system. Though most cases are in people who suffer from abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and severe, some cases can lead to significant health problems, "said the Food Standards Agency.

"In severe cases, can lead to irritable bowel syndrome, reactive arthritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a severe disease of the nervous system. At worst, it can kill. Most at risk are children under five or more people." Campaign is part of the Food Safety Week.

FSA Board Catherine Brown said. "Although people tend to be the best practices for dealing with the birds, such as washing hands after handling raw chicken and make sure it is well cooked to follow, our study found that washing raw chicken is also a common practice of which is why we ask people to stop washing raw chicken and also raise awareness about the risks of Campylobacter increase as a result of cross-contamination. "

Campylobacter said, "Can a serious problem. Not only cause serious illness and death, but the economic costs hundreds of millions of pounds per year due to sickness and the burden on the NHS." Was