The common misconception to why we should wash raw chicken is that we don’t clean our surface after we have used the same sink we wash dishes. That is unheard of. In my kitchen, kitchenette – because I live in a highly-priced New York apartment, I keep bleach available. Once my meat, whether it’s chicken, beef, fish or any other type of poultry, is cleaned, seasoned and placed in the oven or ready for the stove top cooking, I thoroughly clean the surface including the faucet area where we touch to turn on and off water. The handle of raw meat is very important because as studies show, you can risk the spread of bacteria in a common area. If you don’t cleanse properly, the bacteria can spread to other areas of your living space. So is the issue with raw meat or your capability to cleanse your kitchen properly?