Go veggie to avoid food poisoning

Fresh tomato and chickpea curry in metal bowl.
Fresh tomato and chickpea curry in metal bowl.

It seems irresponsible to me that Public Health England should be advising people to freeze chicken to avoid campylobacter food poisoning, when it should be advising people to avoid eating it altogether.

We know more than half of shop-bought fresh chicken tests positive for campylobacter, which causes hundreds of thousands of food poisoning cases and kills around 100 people every year in the UK.

Given that campylobacter is spread through faeces, Public Health England might as well be advising people to make gravy using sewage, provided they boil it thoroughly first.

Readers may wish to consider a meat-free option for their Christmas dinner this year, rather than risk poisoning their loved-ones.

They can contact Animal Aid on 01732 364546 for free recipes and information.

Ben Martin

Animal Aid