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Rinsing Raw Meat

By Cook's Illustrated Published January 2010

Should you rinse raw meat in the sink before you cook it?

Avoid rinsing raw meat and poultry. Rinsing is more likely to spread contaminants around the sink than to send them down the drain. Since brined meats do need to be rinsed before cooking, make sure to thoroughly clean the sink and surrounding areas after rinsing.