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New Rules Prohibit Restaurants Cooking Some Meat Medium-rare
According to food preparation guidelines, meat and liver need to be cooked at high temperatures and for longer periods of time to avoid contamination (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 299)
Jun 26, 2017 Style & Living
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The executive chef of New Zealand's oldest licensed premises has been left fuming after having its famous medium-rare Governor's Burger pulled from its menu.

The Duke of Marlborough restaurant in the Bay of Islands received a visit from a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) inspector who ordered the famous burger be removed from the menu because its burger was served medium-rare. According to new food preparation guidelines, meat and liver need to be cooked at high temperatures and for longer periods of time to avoid contamination.

The Duke's executive chef Dan Fraser took to Facebook to hit out at MPI laws, labelling the move as "Bureaucracy gone mad".

Chef Association president Graham Hawkes said chefs are already tied up in red tape and the guidelines are a step too far. "Obviously [chefs] are devastated with it because they don't want to be told what they're allowed to put on the menu and how they're allowed to do it. That's their freedom of choice, surely."

He said businesses are hurting and the decision needs to be reassessed. "Around the country chefs are saying they've just go to remove some of their classic dishes. Our message to the Government is: Please review it and come up with a sensible solution."

However MPI food and beverage manager Sally Johnston said that the new rules didn't ban medium-rare meat but that chefs would have to change the way they cook meat.

"It is possible to cook a medium-rare burger safely, it just means that they need to think about the processes that they are using to do that," she said.

"It might not be necessarily possible to do that on a BBQ or grill."

She insists the new rules are necessary after a number of deaths from undercooked meat.

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