Maxi call of contaminated mussels: according to the Ministry of Health they contain marine biotoxins

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Mussels contaminated with biotoxins. The Ministry of Health has ordered the recall from the market of several batches of mussels

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Mussels contaminated with biotoxins. The Ministry of Health has ordered the recall from the market of several batches of mussels because they could be dangerous for health.





The ministerial authorities have published two new safety notices concerning as many brands of mussels. What the two warnings have in common is their origin: all the mussels withdrawn come from Porto Tolle (RO).

The first recall concerns the mussels (Mytilus Galloprovicialis) of Ittica Allevamenti Ca 'Palestrina Srl. In this case the withdrawn mussels were sold in sizes of 5, 10 and 20 kg and the production lots involved are: 636, 637, 643, 647 .

The second reference concerns the mussels (Mytilus Galloprovicialis) of the Angelo Mancin Agricultural Society. In this case, the withdrawn mussels were sold in 5 kg nets and the production batches involved are those characterized by the following expiry dates: 17/08/2020, 18/08/2020.

According to information provided by the Ministry of Health, all batches could be contaminated with DSP marine biotoxins beyond the limits permitted by law.

They could cause the so-called Bivalve Mollusc Diarrhea Syndrome (DSP), characterized by gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain) which can last for 2-3 days and which generally arise 1-7 hours after the consumption of contaminated shellfish. .

If you have recently bought them, check the lots and avoid consuming them.

To consult the safety notices click here and here

Sources of reference: Ministry of Health

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