I found this a little surprising . . .
A little bit of Food Safety Advice for Thanksgiving | Marler Blog:
"Step away from the sink, and no one will get hurt:
You don’t need to wash your turkey before you roast it, and doing so can be dangerous. A British study found that washing poultry in the sink can spray bacteria up to 3 feet away. And with one in 50 turkeys estimated to be contaminated with salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food-safety inspectors, you don’t want a mist of turkey juice on your relish platter."
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