What to you use to clean meat, poultry and seafood?
Do you use these items to clean your meat, poultry and seafood in the kitchen?
Cleaning meat, poultry or seafood is a tradition in the Caribbean. There are many reasons why Caribbean people prefer to clean their meat, poultry and seafood. Some of the reasons are:
- To reduce bacteria count
- Taste is better
- Eliminate odor
When analyzing the first reason, “reduce bacteria count”, it is almost like a myth. But is it really a myth? We are told that meat in the supermarket is clean and we should not worry about how our food is handled. Now can you answer this question? Can you spend 60 days or 1 month without hearing about food recalls? Or better yet, can you spend 60 days or 1 month without hearing about foodborne illnesses? If we can answer those questions positively than I will trust my food handlers more. But for now I will continue cleaning my meat the way I was taught.