Beware pink chicken
Scotland’s food safety body is launching a summer campaign to tackle barbecue-related food poisoning.
Food Standards Scotland is pushing to ensure people are aware of the risks of cooking raw chicken. In particular, it wants to raise awareness of campylobacter – a bug found on raw chicken and the biggest cause of food poisoning in Scotland.
The Pink Chicken campaign is targeted at men, who are more likely to be cooking on the barbecue and record a 20% higher rate of campylobacter food poisoning than women.
Dr Jacqui McElhiney, of Food Standards Scotland, said: “Don’t let pink chicken spoil your summer.”