The Oregon Health Authority is warning about the danger of getting salmonella poisoning from uncooked chicken. Dr. Paul Cieslak says cross contamination is the biggest problem. Anything that raw chicken or the drippings touch...needs to be sanitized. That would include cutting boards or counter tops. You never want to use the same surface to prepare food, such as a salad, that isn't cooked. Last year, the number of salmonella cases doubled in Oregon.