Food recall for Tuscan salami, risk of salmonella

The Ministry of Healthin its function of monitoring products that put health at risk, has recalled a product. It is a cured meat, the Sciano salami.

The risks associated with consumption are high. In fact, the warning is not to consume it and, for supermarkets or points of sale, not to sell it. The recalled salami contains the bacterium salmonella.

Recall for Sciano salami: salmonella risk

With the note of 15 May the Ministry of Health (also present on thededicated app) decided on the recall of a salami. It is a Tuscan-style salami of the brand “Sciano cured meats”.

The manufacturer and identification mark of the establishment is Gelli Salumi Srl, specifically from the factory in via Sciano 71, Certaldo in Florence. To better identify the type of product under recall, you can check the affected batch: 190324.

The salami, which has a white label, has “Tuscan salami” and “Without gluten, milk and derivatives” written on the packaging, and has raised the alarm due to the presence of a bacterium. In particular it is the presence of salmonella to have triggered concern about the health risk of consumers. The recall, scheduled for April 15, 2024 for the product with an expiration date of August 20, 2024, comes with a warning. The note states that the product must not be consumed and bring it back to the point of sale for collection.

Why the Ministry of Health withdrew salami: what causes salmonella

The risk of ingesting food contaminated with bacteria Salmonella it is quite serious and can lead to serious health problems. Salmonella is a genus of bacteria that can cause an infection called salmonellosis. THE symptoms Typical cases include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting. In severe cases, Salmonella infection can lead to complications such as dehydrationsepsis and invasive infections requiring the recovery in hospital.

To prevent the spread of salmonellosis, the Ministry of Health has decided to recall the product which was contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recall of contaminated products is a precautionary measure to protect public health and prevent the spread of infection. Consuming contaminated food can lead to salmonellosis epidemicsso it is important to act promptly to remove risky products from the market and inform the public about potential dangers.

A similar episode happened with some eggs, recalled last January. Even on that occasion, as the Ministry of Health explained, the symptoms are many and can appear between 6 and 72 hours after ingestion. In most cases, however, the effects are revealed between 12 and 36 hours. The subjects most at risk are children, the elderly, pregnant women, subjects suffering from sickle cell anemia and those suffering from HIV (in the latter case there are also recurrent cases of non-typhoid septicemia).