Mercoledì, 24 Ottobre 2018

Investigators probe blue-streaked mozzarella


Turin, August 16 - Mozzarella cheese stained with
blue streaks have been traced to a producer in Reggio Calabria,
food inspectors said Friday.
The cheese, purchased by a shopper at a Carrefour
supermarket in Turin in June, was traced to a dairy farm and the
case is now being probed by prosecutors.
Inspectors found the cheese contained a bacteria called
pseudomonas fluorescens, which causes the food to change colour
but doesn't usually cause health concerns.
The blue-mozzarella phenomenon is not new in Italy.
A woman outside Salerno found something similar last year
when she found blue mozzarella in her packaged cheese container.
And police seized an entire supply of cheese from a
supermarket in Frosinone when consumers reported blue cheese.
Similar products were found in 2010 in 14 European
countries involving German-made mozzarellas that turned an
unsightly inky blue after being opened.
Italian farmers staged protests following that scare,
saying the case reflected a deeper problem of typical Italian
products being made outside the country to lower standards.

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