Mussels live contaminated by Escherichia Coli: alarm in the whole of Italy

Published on Sep 17, 2018

New alert to the food: mussels live chilled were contaminated by the bacterium Escherichia Coli for values beyond the limits of the law (up to 1300 MPN/ 100 g). The warning comes from the Rasff, that is, from the alert system european fast food safety.

The alert affects the whole of the national territory from North to South as the contaminated shellfish would have already been marketed, therefore it is fully understandable fear on the part of consumers about the health consequences, which may arise from the consumption of mussels contaminated.

In particular, according to what has been highlighted by John D'agata, president of the door of Rights, there is concern that mussels contaminated may be marketed outside legal channels, therefore putting at risk the health of consumers. Always John D'agata. the mussels purchased through:

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

Escherichia Coli is a bacterium normally present in the human gut, but some strains in certain circumstances can proliferate in the digestive tract, giving rise to an infection. However, even in waters contaminated by faeces. The symptoms with which it manifests itself are generally the following: nausea, abdominal cramps periods of diarrhoea and vomiting.

In particular, foods that can veicolarlo in the intestine are the non-pasteurized milk, fruit juices, mayonnaise, cheese and raw or undercooked meat. To avoid contamination from E. Coli, it is advisable to avoid the consumption of raw foods, such as seafood, fish and meat, thoroughly washing fruit and vegetables, store food in the fridge to prevent the growth of the bacteria and wash your hands with warm water whenever it comes in contact with eggs and raw meat.

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

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