Be­ware pink chicken

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

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.”

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