Uncooked Chicken Liver Pate And Food Poisoining

Posted on December 7, 2011

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If you are catering for parties during the holidays, and are planning to use liver pate , cook the liver well to prevent food poisoining.

The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) is reminding caterers to cook poultry liver well to prevent the infection.

Uncooked chicken liver pate often served at weddings was linked to food poisoining.

Researchers analysed 18 outbreaks of Campylobacter, the most common form of food poisoining in Great Britain.
In the study 443 people became sick and one had to be hospitalized.

The symptoms of the food poisoining are:
-Diarrhoea
-General malaise
-Stomach pain
-Fever
-Cramps

The report is advising caterers to reduce the risk of people becoming infected by ensuring the liver is well cooked. The liver is considered well cooked when the center is no longer pink.

The warning applies to anyone catering for a wedding or special event.

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