Bunnings Changed Its Sausage Sizzle Rules & Aussies Are NOT Having It

Changes to Bunnings Warehouse sausage sizzle called 'un-Australian' for a safety overhaul

Changes to Bunnings Warehouse sausage sizzle called 'un-Australian' for a safety overhaul

A news anchor on TV stated that the move "will ruin Australia" and, much like when Bart Simpson's collect call to the country went a little awry in the famous episode of The Simpsons Down Under, it's even gone all the way to the Prime Minister ("Andyyyyy!").

Others expressed concern that placing onions underneath the sausage would leave the bread soggy, increasing the risk of the whole hot dog collapsing.

Health and safety has snagged the humble Bunnings sausage sizzle.

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

Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole said in a statement that the tweak would ensure the onion doesn't fall out and create "a slipping hazard", and was confident it wouldn't change how good they taste.

Ms Poole confirmed the serving suggestion extends to New Zealand community groups using Bunnings barbeques this summer.

According to the hardware giant, sausages will now be served with the onion on the bottom of the snag instead of on the top.

Australians nevertheless took to social media to express their disbelief at the sudden change, with one Twitter user branding the move "lefty lunacy".

Another asked: "Wondering how many people have actually slipped on a stray onion at Bunnings to require this level of sausage sizzle intervention?"

"Those were opportunities where I had a number of conversations with the last prime minister and I intend to have another with Prime Minister Morrison", she said. "It's part of what we do and I'm not going to give them any recipe hints".

Bunnings has made a change to the way the main product from its sausage sizzles are compiled.