Sausage siz­zles safe

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Central Leader - - NEWS - By SCOTT MOR­GAN

Cake stalls and sausage siz­zles won’t be snuffed out un­der the Auck­land Coun­cil’s new food safety rules.

The rules have been brought in to pro­vide con­sis­tency across ar­eas like food han­dling and hy­giene grades in the su­per-city.

Un­der the new rules peo­ple are al­lowed to cook for spe­cial events that take place once or twice a year.

Deputy mayor Penny Hulse told the gov­ern­ing body meet­ing on Thurs­day she was wor­ried the rules might stop her from hold­ing monthly sausage siz­zles to raise money for the Swan­son train sta­tion.

But coun­cil poli­cies and by­laws man­ager An­drew Pickering put her mind at ease.

‘‘If you’re just go­ing to the Mad Butcher and fry­ing a few onions with a bit of tomato sauce, we’re not go­ing to get in­volved in that.’’

And cake stalls are also safe as long as they are only made in a home kitchen for spe­cial events.

‘‘If they want to be at a mar­ket ev­ery day they have to find a place – a cer­ti­fied premises – to make them,’’ Mr Pickering says.

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