Don’t wash raw meat under the tap

many Chinese people think that raw meat can’t be eaten. Do you know how dirty a piece of raw meat is? But don’t wash the meat under the tap after you buy it!

freshly slaughtered raw meat is relatively clean and has less bacteria, but there may be meat parasites, such as Taenia solium and Taenia saginata. People infected with parasites will have abdominal distension, diarrhea, dyspepsia and other symptoms.

take Taenia solium as an example. It not only damages the intestines, but also damages the whole body when the larvae enter the blood. If it enters the brain, it will cause epilepsy. If it enters the eyes, it will lead to blindness. If it is infected for a long time, it will cause malnutrition and infect others.

at the same time, with the storage and transportation, raw meat will gradually produce a large number of bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Acetobacter, Pseudomonas, etc. So that people have diarrhea, fever, enteritis and other symptoms. Parasites and bacteria in raw meat can do great harm to human health. Fortunately, they can be eliminated by heating them with high temperature.

therefore, from a safety point of view, in addition to organic meat, or meat with special knowledge of its source, it must be thoroughly cooked before eating.

some people are used to washing the meat before cooking. But this habit has many health risks. Recently, the Ministry of health of Victoria, Australia, warned on its official website that raw meat should not be washed under the tap after it is bought. If the tap is used to wash raw meat, not only can it not kill the bacteria on it, but the splashing water can also infect the kitchen – sink, chopping board, cooking table, kitchen knife… As long as the splashing water may reach the place, the bacteria may spread. If you wash fruits and other raw food next time, it may contaminate bacteria and cause food safety hazards.

therefore, the Department of health of Victoria, Australia, suggests that raw meat should not be washed under the tap, but can be washed in a fixed basin, and then dried with a kitchen towel.

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