Mussels contaminated with Escherichia Coli from Greece: alarm in the whole of Italy

Published on Sep 26, 2018

Mussels contaminated by the bacterium Escherichia Coli from Greece. The message comes from the Rasff, the alert system european fast food safety. The information for this new alert to food have been distributed on Monday, September 24th.

The analysis carried out on these samples of mussels lives, have highlighted the presence of the bacteria beyond the limits of the law. Do you know the lots affected, as the product would already be in commerce, not only with regard to the large-scale distribution, but also in the fish markets and in the markets in all the national territory.

The Alert System european fast food safety is recommended not to eat these mussels from Greece before the Asl local to fulfill all the necessary examinations.

John d'agata, president of “Atm rights”, shows that mussels contaminated object of the recall can be marketed for channels that are not legal. Only the mussels purchased exclusively through:

“channels authorised in bags with labels showing their origin, can be purchased safely”

Escherichia Coli is a bacterium normally present in the human intestine. However, some strains are pathogenic for man. The bacterium can be transmitted by domestic livestock or wild. This is the pathogenic strain maggormente responsible for food poisoning in the United States. Another route of transmission is represented by contaminated water and food. In this case it is a problem related to the developing countries. The toxin present in the bacterium is the cause of the so-called traveler's diarrhea.

The symptoms which may relate to the presence of the bacteria are the following: vomiting, nausea, fatigue, pain in the abdomen, diarrhea, fever. In most cases, the symptoms manifest themselves within 40 hours from the ingestion of foods and beverages contaminated. Hygiene, in particular hand washing, is an excellent preventive measure against the possibility of contagion.

The article Mussels contaminated with Escherichia Coli from Greece: alarm in all of Italy comes from KontroKultura.

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