PM weighs in on Bunnings sausage sizzle debate

Bunnings has made a rule change to its serving procedure, which has caused widespread anger on social media.

A sausage sizzle is seen outside a polling station at University High School in Melbourne, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Opinion polls are predicting an ALP government.

A sausage sizzle is seen outside a polling station at University High School in Melbourne, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Source: AAP

Bunnings has introduced a new safety measure to their iconic sausage sizzle and the change has Australians bewildered.

Chief Operating Officer of Bunnings, Debbie Poole, confirmed that the serving procedure will change to make sure onion is underneath the snag for Occupational Health and Safety concerns.

This is to avoid onion falling off the bread and creating a slippery hazard.

"Safety is always our number one priority and we recently introduced a suggestion that onion be placed underneath sausages to help prevent the onion from falling out and creating a slipping hazard," Ms Poole told 3AW in a statement.

"This recommendation is provided to the community groups within their fundraising sausage sizzle welcome pack and is on display within the gazebos when barbeques are underway."

Following the rule change, Australians turned to social media to express their disbelief at the "ridiculous" serving procedure change.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was even asked about the issue while he's in Singapore for meetings with world leaders.

Bunnings may be relieved to hear they haven't lost his business. 

"Whether the onions are on top or underneath, I'll always be buying sausages on bread," Mr Morrison said. 

The rule change also ignited another debate with WA users pointing out their sausage comes in a bun, rather than a piece of bread.

Bunnings run thousands of sausage sizzle events at each of its stores every weekend.

The money raised goes to the local community group running the fundraiser.


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Published 14 November 2018 at 12:55pm, updated 14 November 2018 at 2:31pm
Source: SBS News