Tartare recalled due to microbiological risk from Escherichia coli, the affected batch

The Ministry from the Healthalways attentive to the products present in the country's supermarkets, has published a Note Of recall due to microbiological risk. The protagonist of the recall is one tartare, in a pack of two, which according to reports is likely to have been contaminated from the bacterium of the group Escherichia coliwhich can cause many problems for human health.

Tartare recalled due to microbiological risk

With a warning note dated May 24th published on the Ministry of Health website on the 27th of the same month, the ministry informs of the dangers of a product present in Italian supermarkets. This is the tartare of Fiorani branda company that produces in the province of Piacenza, which was recalled due to microbiological risk.

As stated in the recall document published on the Ministry's website, the one being recalled is the “2 tasty tartares” by Fiorani produced by Fiorani & C. Srl with a factory in via Coppolati 52 in Piacenza.

The affected packages are those of 210 grams expiring on May 28, 2024 and with production batch 20124TG and identification mark of the establishment IT592SCE.

Anyone who has purchased these tartares is advised not to consume them due to “possible contamination by Escherichia coli”. For any information, the Ministry says, you can contact Fiorani customer service or visit the company's website.

Escherichia coli, causes and symptoms

But what are the risks associated with Escherichia coli, what type of bacterium is it? It is a bacterium that can cause intestinal diseases of varying severity or extra intestinal infections. The infection can be caused by contaminated water or food and can be very dangerous especially for children they elderly peoplewhich can develop a form of kidney failure life-threatening.

To eradicate any possible threat, it is recommended to cook food well to allow the high temperature to neutralize the bacterium.

Among the most common symptoms after contracting the infection are:

  • diarrhea;
  • abdominal cramps;
  • nausea;
  • vomit.

No drug is able to protect against Escherichia coli infection, it is therefore important to prevent any possible situation that could lead to the infection.

Recommended avoid risky foods such as insufficiently cooked meat (for example the recalled tartare) and unpasteurised milk. It is also recommended wash carefully foods raw and wash them cooking utensils with warm, soapy water before and after contact with produce and raw meat. Particular attention should also be given to hygiene, with the advice to wash your hands well before cooking, after using the bathroom, after changing diapers or after touching animals.

Food safety first

Food safety is put first by the Ministry of Health which monitors as best it can the quality of products sold in supermarkets. Specifically, this mechanism is possible thanks to food sector operators (FBOs) who have the obligation to inform their customers of the non-conformity found in the foods they place on the market and to withdraw a product from the market.

In addition to the recall, if the product has already been sold to the consumer, the FBO must carry out the recall, i.e. it must inform consumers about the products at risk, also through signage to be placed in the points of sale, and publish the recall in the specific area of ​​the portal of the Ministry of Health.