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Notice anything different about your Bunnings sausage? How health and safety has changed the hardware store’s snags forever

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 13/11/2018 Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia

a group of people standing in front of a store: The iconic sausage in bread has undergone a shift at Bunnings Warehouse after the hardware giant decided to change their classic weekend snack forever © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The iconic sausage in bread has undergone a shift at Bunnings Warehouse after the hardware giant decided to change their classic weekend snack forever The humble Bunnings sausage sandwich is set to undergo a revolutionary change after the hardware giant was handed a health and safety memo.

A good sausage sizzle is a cornerstone of Australian society - and the best part of any trip to Bunnings - but regulars will notice something different in their sausage sizzles from this weekend. 

And the change is coming to every single one of the hardware giant's 294 stores. 

As a matter of safety, those running the BBQ have been instructed by head office to add onions to the sandwiches before placing the sausages on top - so the onions don't fall out and become a slipping 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,' Bunnings Chief Operating Officer Debbie Poole said. 

'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.' 

The Bunnings Sausage sizzle is one part of the company's commitment to community support.

Community groups, from school committees to sporting clubs, are given the chance each week to help raise money for their cause by getting prime position at the warehouse doors.

a hot dog: The onions that are added to the sausage and bread will now have to be placed on the bottom instead of the more traditional placement atop the meat for customer safety (file photo) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The onions that are added to the sausage and bread will now have to be placed on the bottom instead of the more traditional placement atop the meat for customer safety (file photo) Despite the change to the humble snag in bread Mrs Poole was still able to see the lighter side. 

'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,' she said. 

Community groups and charities wishing to run their own Bunnings sausage sizzle need to send a written submission to their nearest Bunnings Warehouse for consideration. 

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