Wiping out Food Poisoning

Wiping out Food Poisoning


You may have cooked your chicken thoroughly
— but is there a chance some of the raw juice spilled on the counter? If so, bacteria
could still cause illness, but an easy extra step may help keep you healthy. I’m Shelby
Cullinan with your latest health news. A new study found that using antibacterial
wipes after preparing raw chicken could prevent nearly all infections from one foodborne bacteria,
Campylobacter. The study team explained that this cross-contamination can occur through
surfaces like counters and cutting boards after preparing foods like raw chicken. According
to the CDC, Campylobacter can cause diarrhea, stomach pain and fever that start several
days after exposure. Though symptoms usually last about a week, they can on occasion be
more severe and long-lasting in people with immune system problems. Be sure to wipe down
all surfaces after preparing raw poultry.

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