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Food safety actions to protect consumers

by Andrew Thomson on May 27, 2021

New Zealand Food Safety has taken precautionary action following the detection of Salmonella Enteritidis at an Auckland poultry farm.

This is a timely reminder to take the usual precautions around food safety at home, says director of food regulation Paul Dansted.

“There has been an increase in human cases caused by the same strain of salmonella found in our investigation, which we are tracking alongside the Ministry of Health.

“The cause of the human cases is still being investigated. However, to reduce the possibility of getting ill through food, we’d like to remind people to follow the 3Cs of food safety at home.

“In other words, clean food preparation surfaces, cook raw chicken meat to an internal temperature of 75°C, and chill cooked chicken meat in the fridge. Read the rest of the Media Release here