Food Standards Agency

Feel like chicken tonight? Beware!

People in Plymouth eat chicken an average of 101 times per year, a poll to mark Food Safety Week (the 18th-24th May) - has found. Residents are most likely to be found tucking into a traditional chicken roast dinner at home, with Indian style chicken curry and Mexican style chicken fajitas making up the top three.

The poll by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) also found that amongst the...

Warning over washing raw chicken

The Food Standards Agency has issued a call for people to stop washing raw chicken to reduce the risk of contracting campylobacter, a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning.

The call comes as new figures show that 44% of people always wash chicken before cooking it – a practice that can spread campylobacter bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing and cooking equipment...