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Offline jibrael

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Do you wash your raw meat with water before consumption?
« on: July 31, 2018, 02:04:26 am »
I am sometimes washing it and some times not (while I am confused right from the beginning if I have to do it or not  :) )

OK, I wash meat pieces, but if it is ground meat, then I eat it without washing.

And I have also never tried washing Suet  :)

Chicken I don't eat.


So, do you wash your meat or not?

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Re: Do you wash your raw meat with water before consumption?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 03:01:58 am »
If vacuum sealed in plastic, yes, then blot dry and hang in fridge.

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Re: Do you wash your raw meat with water before consumption?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 03:02:45 am »
No, I never wash raw meat, beef, fish and chicken. I always buy fresh or frozen one, if it "need" be washed, probably it is not good to eat raw.

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Re: Do you wash your raw meat with water before consumption?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 04:05:34 am »
Unless in plastic I would not recommend washing in water. If meat is full of blood, I would not recommend any washing in water at all. If you look at cases of food-poisoning, one generally finds that too much hygiene(ie lack of bacteria) causes far more health problems for the average consumer. If you want to avoid food-poisoning, then go in heavily for high-meat-consumption.

I , in previous times, related a tale. In James Herriott's(semi-autobiographical) novels about a vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 30s/40s/50s/60s, he mentioned how the children of the man running the local abattoir would routinely play with the offal(rotting organs) of the carcasses that their father had previously dealt with beforehand. He noted that , ("despite") the fact that these children had been heavily exposed to lots of bacteria etc., that they were the healthiest children in the neighbourhood.  A classic proof of the hygiene hypothesis.

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Re: Do you wash your raw meat with water before consumption?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 04:23:34 am »
I don't worry about bacteria, just the plastic compounds transferring onto the meat.  I suspect there is little science behind the types of plastic used for vacuum sealing.

 

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