The Dangerous Reason You Should Never Ever Wash Raw Chicken

ost of us eat chicken, and many of us who eat it were told at one time or another to rinse it before cooking it. Now, we've learned that we were wrong. Oh, so wrong.

If foods have contaminants or other microbes we know to be dirty or dangerous, then washing them should always be a good thing, right?

Surprisingly, no. It's a common misconception, and here's the science to back it up.