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Why Not To Wash Raw Chicken Campaign

Raw chicken must be washed before frying. At least that’s what many cookbook authors and chefs think. In the USA, the “Don’t wash your chicken” campaign wants to show that washing doesn’t help against salmonella and other germs – on the contrary.

Misled campaigns?

Claudia Schuller from the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) sees it similarly. Your authority recommends a core temperature of at least 70 degrees over a period of ten minutes in order to kill the pathogens – even normal rinsing with boiling water would not help. “If you take the chicken out of the refrigerator and put it in the pan straight away, you are on the hygienic side. Then there is not the slightest reason to wash it,” says Schuller.

Washing your chicken thoroughly inside and out before roasting it seems to be almost the law among TV chefs and cookbook authors. The American nutritionist Jennifer Quinlan now wants to ban this step from the kitchen. She started the “Don’t wash your chicken” campai…


7 Ways That Can Help You Keep Mice out of Your Home

Even though mice are unhygienic to have in your home, unlike rats, they are not a threat to your overall health. They are known to bite electrical wires and make holes in bedding and clothes. Mice appear when there are food stocks lying open and food on the floor, for example, crumbs of bread, pieces of other foods, etc. This being said, you need to keep your food protected and clean the floor on a regular basis to prevent rodents from entering your home or apartment. Leaving trashcans open can attract mice, as well as the warm atmosphere in homes during fall and winter season. Cold water makes rodents search for new habitats and this is when they can enter your home. In case you have noticed a mice or a rat, these are some effective ways to get rid of them once and for all.

How to Get Rid of Rodents


Disperse several traps throughout different areas of your home or apartment.

Ultrasonic rodent scavengers

Nowadays, these devices have become more and more popular. The ultrasound fills out the whole room and the rodents are unable to stand it and will run off. This sound c…