Listeria is still
, after the frankfurter case: this time some packs of
salmon and mayonnaise sandwiches
from the “Allegri Sapori” brand are targeted.
The company, according to the website of the Ministry of Health, has ordered the recall from the market of lots of product no.
22952 1 and 22952 2, indicating the "presence of
The recommendation to consumers is "not to consume the product, return it to the point of sale for a refund or replacement by next October 10".
Meanwhile, a case of listeria
is suspected in the province of Alexandria, after the
death of an 83-year-old man
last week .
The daughter asked for a clinical study on the foods ingested by the victim: the father may have eaten raw sausages in the days preceding hospitalization.
Investigations are currently underway.
But the alarm related to the consumption of raw sausages would be related to 67 clinical cases of listeriosis and four deaths that occurred since last December in Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna.
Listeria: what is it and where is the bacterium-killer found
, which causes listeriosis, is a ubiquitous bacterium present in
and can contaminate
such as milk, vegetables, soft cheeses, undercooked meats, and slightly seasoned sausages.
The main route of transmission in humans is via food.
Healthy children and adults can be infected from time to time but they rarely develop a serious disease, unlike in
people and in
, where the disease is more serious.
The severity of the symptoms depends on the infectious dose and on the health status of the subject that is contaminated.
They range from flu-like or gastrointestinal forms, sometimes accompanied by high fever, in the most at risk subjects, to
The bacterium resists low temperatures and drying in food stored at refrigeration temperature (4 ° C).
On the other hand, it is very sensitive to the domestic cooking temperatures of food.
For this reason, the Ministry of Health invites to prevent the risk of contamination, paying attention to the correct methods of conservation, preparation and consumption of foods that could be the vehicle of Listeria.
In the case of frankfurters, in particular, the labels on the packages clearly illustrate how the product should be consumed, that is, after cooking.
The adoption of simple and quick hygiene rules when handling food, even at home, reduces the risk of contracting the disease.
Wash your hands often
Wash your hands often
, frequently clean all surfaces and materials that come into contact with food (utensils, small appliances, refrigerator, dishcloths and sponges);
keep raw, cooked and ready-to-eat foods
in the refrigerator separately and in closed containers;
cook food well
following the manufacturer's instructions on the label;
do not prepare foods
to be consumed after cooking too early (if not, keep them in the fridge and reheat them before consumption);
do not leave perishable foods at room temperature
and respect the storage temperature indicated on the label.