Handling chicken safely
Every summer, there is a rise in cases of foodborne illness and hospitalisations from people getting sick from food.
The most commonly reported illness is campylobacteriosis. This is caused by Campylobacter bacteria. The most common source of Campylobacter from food is raw or undercooked chicken.
To keep your whānau and friends healthy, make sure you handle raw chicken safely by:
- cooking it properly
- using separate utensils and chopping boards
- as with all food, not leaving it out in the heat of the day – both before cooking nor after you've finished eating.