Barbecue bug alert

Barbecue bug alert

Barbecue bug alert

First published in News

CASES of food poisoning almost doubled during this summer, prompting warnings about bank holiday barbecues.

Mid Sussex District Council and the Food Standards Agency advises pre-cooking meat or poultry in the oven first, before finishing it off on the barbecue for flavour.

The agency said: “You may have heard of salmonella and E.coli, which are well known causes of food poisoning, but you may not be aware that nearly 60% of chicken sold in the UK contains a bug called campylobacter, which can lead to sickness, diarrhoea, disability and worse.”

For more details, visit www.food.gov.uk/lovebbq

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