Catfish withdrawn from outlets across country

 
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PANAMA’S FOOD SAFETY authority (Aupsa) has ordered the removal of catfish fillets from all supermarkets in the country.

An Aupsa press release  said  that the measure is due to the recent  discovery of  contamination with the  bacteria Vibro cholera. "Routine testing of  fish from Vietnam known as Bassa Bassa or bagr fillet  detected  bacterium Vibrio cholera.  Although production of the toxin that causes cholera was discounted , health authorities decided on  the temporary withdrawal of the fish  at the national level" saidAupsa.

"The measure will stay in force until the authorities of the exporting country clarify the situation and provide  additional scientific evidence that the product poses no danger to health. If for some reason someone has ingested this type of product in its raw form, he or she will not develop cholera. We reiterate that the strain detected is not capable of producing the disease" said the release



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Ramona Rhoades

If this is true ... If for some reason someone has ingested this type of product in its raw form, he or she will not develop cholera. We reiterate that the strain detected is not capable of producing the disease” said the release -- then why ban it? Whatever, I am glad that there is a food inspection system in Panamá.

3 years ago
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