Escherichia coli in raw shoots: the danger is very high. 55 contaminations since 1973. Thousands of people involved


Escherichia coli in raw shoots: the danger is very high. 55 contaminations since 1973. Thousands of people involved

If in Europe the contamination of soybean sprouts, mustard, rocket and other plants is new, in Canada and the United States the health authorities have for years been reporting the dangers associated with the consumption of these sprouts eaten raw. On the Canadian Ministry of Health  website , 37 cases of contamination from 1973 to 2005 recorded in sprouts due to bacteria such as: Salmonella, Listeria, Escherichia coli are cataloged. The most serious event occurred in Japan in 1996 with 6000 people involved. The ministry also provides many helpful tips for those accustomed to consuming raw sprouts.

The Bites website   has updated the cases of sprout poisoning by adding the latest incidents and lists 55. As you can see in the attached table, sometimes dozens of people are involved, other times the numbers are really worrying.

 

The dossier explains how the alert and security system works in Italy and in Europe, tells about the hoaxes disclosed on the net and in the newspapers (pasteurized milk 5 times, hamburgers that never mold, the fable of the invasion of Chinese tomatoes, fish Polluted Pangasius), focuses attention on false news published by the media (canceled the law on adulterated foods, compulsory label of origin….) And on the tricks invented by some producers to do business.

A chapter is dedicated to commercials and misleading advertisements signed by large companies such as: Lazzaroni, Coca-Cola, Kilocal, Danacol… censored by the Antitrust and the Jury. These are judgments that newspapers do not usually publish for reasons of expediency.

What’s on the plate is interactive: many paragraphs are linked to pages on the site and readers can tell their stories. To do this, just click on one of the many stations indicated on the pages, write the text and send the email directly.


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