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Advice on how to avoid food poisoning

Date published: 07 December 2017


Residents are being advised how to avoid food poisoning this Christmas.

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) ‘Let’s Talk Turkey’ campaign which offers tips on how to safely prepare turkey at home.

In the UK two thirds of households choose to have roast turkey for their Christmas dinner, which if raw or undercooked could cause food poisoning and have serious consequences especially for children, people already in ill-health and older people. There are an estimated one million cases a year of food poisoning.

The campaign aims to help people protect their loved ones from illness by providing food hygiene tips covering buying a turkey through to storing the leftovers safely.

The key points to remember are:

Councillor Jacqueline Beswick, the council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Raw and undercooked turkey can make people really poorly and ruin your celebrations so it is important to follow these simple tips.”


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