6 Dec 2023

NZ Food safety warns to handle chicken with care

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 6 December 2023

As Christmas dinner plans draw closer NZ Food Safety is warning people to handle raw chicken with care.

The Ministry for Primary Industries advises home cooks to avoid washing raw chicken, keep chicken and its juices away from ready-to-eat foods and ensure the meat is cooked thoroughly before serving.

NZ Food Safety deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle spoke to Corin Dann.