Bunnings now serves onions underneath sausages due to "safety concerns"

Headlines 14/11/2018

Bunnings has red-taped how you eat your snag from their iconic sausage sizzles. 

Slippery onions are the latest concern at stores across New Zealand and Australia and the hardware giant is turning up the heat on its health and safety recommendations because of it.

Across all of Australia's 290 stores it's been recommended that on-site sausage sizzlers place the onion underneath sausages to help prevent the vegetable from falling out and creating a slipping hazard, Bunnings Chief Operating Officer Debbie Poole says.

And New Zealand stores will apply the same recommendation, a Bunnings spokesperson confirmed to Newshub.

"Regardless of how you like your onion and snag, we are confident this new serving suggestion will not impact the delicious taste or great feeling you get when supporting your local community group," Ms Poole told Newshub in a statement. 

A sign explaining the new method will be displayed in gazebos when barbeques are underway.

Social media has blown up following the announcement.

Twitter users have questioned how many injuries have been caused by someone slipping on onions.

Bunnings is yet to confirm if they have had any reports of injuries caused by slippery onions or complaints of the onions being a hazard. 

Credit to Newshub.