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Manchester United on hunt for food safety officer after serving 30 guests raw chicken

MANCHESTER United are on the hunt for a food safety officer just weeks after 30 guests were served raw chicken at Old Trafford.

The club was handed a 1 out of 5 food rating after dozens consumed food not fit for human consumption at an event on November 21 last year.

Manchester United are on the hunt for a food safety officer after serving 30 guests raw chicken

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Manchester United are on the hunt for a food safety officer after serving 30 guests raw chickenCredit: Getty

The dangerous food was served after 300 pieces of chicken were cooked for the event, but only three trays – each of which had around 15 pieces of chicken – were probed to check they were cooked properly.

That meant 17 trays containing around 255 pieces of chicken – were not checked and the temperature was not recorded as required before they were served.

United, which described it as an “isolated incident”, is now trying to hire a food safety officer on a 12-month contract.

The job ad states the successful candidate will be expected to “elevate the standards and exceed expectations in a bustling department”.

It adds: “Your role goes beyond routine tasks – you’ll be a crucial player in ensuring the safety and excellence of our culinary offerings during high-profile conference events and lively match day business.”

Responding to the club’s food hygiene rating being downgraded in December, a spokesperson said: “Manchester United has one of the largest and most experienced food and beverage operations in world sport, with more than 250,000 people dining at the stadium restaurants and over 300 external events successfully delivered each year.

“Everyone at the club is determined to regain our 5-star food hygiene status as quickly as possible.

“To support that objective, we are conducting an independent food audit to identify any further opportunities for improvement.”

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