Over 80% of all cases of food-borne illnesses can be prevented by safe food handling. Wash your hands and clean your work area often. DON’T wash raw chicken- it can spread bacteria. You don’t have to worry about cleaning your chicken before cooking because when you cook chicken properly, any harmful bacteria is killed in the cooking process.
There are four main ways to protect you and your family from foodborne illness:
Did you know that most Canadians over cook their chicken, leaving it dry? Use Chicken Farmers of Canada’s Handy Chicken Cooking Times Chart to make sure your chicken is cooked to perfection every time.