Bromley Council helps raise awareness of a common cause of food poisoning

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 June 2014

Bromley Council is working with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to raise awareness of a food bacteria.

Campylobacter, often found in raw chicken, is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Research shows that many people wash raw poultry before cooking it which can spread the bacteria onto hands, work surfaces and clothing, where it can be transferred to other foods.

Cllr Tim Stevens said: “Unfortunately, many people don’t realise how easy it is to inadvertently cause food poisoning in the home simply by washing raw poultry before cooking it. The FSA has produced a leaflet entitled Don’t wash raw chicken which is available upon request from Bromley’s food safety team.”

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