Touch-free packaging for chicken

I was interviewed by BBC radio Derby to comment on new touch-free packaging for chicken being introduced by Sainsbury’s. In short I think it’s a good idea so long as it does not lead to extra plastic waste, but I also find it is normally possible to handle standard packages in a touch-free way. The interviewer and original news article suggested young people are just becoming too squeamish but I challenged this because that is sensible behaviour. Raw chicken carries harmful germs like Campylobacter. It is sensible to take precautions that avoid spreading these germs in the kitchen and beyond.

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