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Turkey Leftovers Could Poison 1 in 5 Brits This Christmas

With 1 in 5 of us likely to catch food poisoning over the festive season we asked Onbuy.com who was at the highest risk.

According to their research Wolverhampton is most at threat with a 27% chance of developing food poisoning. According to their statistics, towns in the most affluent areas of the UK ran a lower risk of food poisoning with Cambridge the lowest in the UK with just 15%.

Head of Cooking and Kitchen Appliances, at Onbuy.com Daniel Martin said: “We were really surprised to discover such high numbers at risk due to poor food hygiene.” Due to a weaker immune system children and the elderly tend to be at the greatest risk.

“Christmas is one of the most important times of the year for many families across the country, and a badly stored turkey shouldn’t be the reason why it is spoiled. As a nation we love our turkey sandwiches and turkey pie but it’s important that the meat is still good to eat. We advise to first ensure it is cooked thoroughly and then left to cool before storing the fridge for three days max.

Alternatively, freeze it and enjoy for up to three months later
– there’s no need to waste.”

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