What is it and what is harmful to health

The Ministry of Health has just announced a new food recall notice through its dedicated online portal. A much loved product in focus.

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It is one of the most popular products in the Italian culinary tradition, especially from Lombardy and Piedmont, but in the 1980s and 1990s it was among the most popular along the peninsula.

A new urgent precautionary recall was posted hours ago on the website of the Ministry of Health, in the portal that deals with reports of possible recalls and warnings about food safety.

Specifically, it is a combination of veal with tuna sauce that has been found to have a potential microbiological risk to consumers due to contamination of the meat.

Memo detailsPossible presence of Lystria MonocytogenesThe affected product is Vettel Tony Produced by GASTRONOMIA SOMASCA Srl at its active plant on Via Brescia 42, in Desio, in the province of Monza Brianza.

The quantity recalled is the number 1513 With expiration date 05/28/2022, they are sold in heat-sealed trays of 200g each.

As usual, the lot has already been withdrawn from the shops but in the case of a previous purchase, the advice of the Ministry is always the same. Never consume it and return it to the nearest store for immediate exchange of goods, even without a receipt as required by law.

Lysteria, what is it and what harm can it do to human health

Listeria is a facultative aerobic bacteria (that is, it is resistant in the presence and absence of oxygen) belonging to the class of Bacillus. It is a highly resistant bacterium, which is actually toxic to humans as well as animals.

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Know the 6 types of Listeria: Listeria unicornsListeria innocuousListeria SiligiriListeria WelshListeria Ivanovy and Listeria Gray. Repeat the Higher Institute of Health as many times as possible Pollution at any level of the production chain and food consumption.

It can grow and reproduce at varying temperatures From 0.4° to 45°Cand tends to persist in the environment, and therefore is also present in Processed, preserved and refrigerated foods.

Specifically, the Listeria monocytogenes They are bacteria found in soil, water and plants and can contaminate various foods, including Milk, vegetables, soft cheeses, undercooked fish and meat.

Children, pregnant women and people over the age of 60 or who suffer from it are most at risk Serious immunodeficiency diseases or suffer from HIV making it more vulnerable.

It is a highly virulent bacterium because it does not give related gastrointestinal symptoms but is less obvious like purulent meningitis or intrauterine or fetal infections.

These factors pose a significant risk to the fetus in the womb (even the fetal mortality rate in these cases is 20-30%).

This bacteria has a very long incubation period from 3 days to 70 days, and to eliminate it, it is recommended to cook and roast food until it reaches the core. Temperature not less than 70°C.

The other tip is to adopt the gods Periodic disinfection procedures for production environmentsWork tools, hands, refrigerators, as well as fruits and vegetables.

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