ITALY- Delicius anchovy fillets in olive oil (Filetti di Alici Delicius in Olio di Oliva) have been recalled by supermarkets CRAI because exceeded levels of histamine have been detected in some of the batches of the product.
Histamine is a chemical which can cause many of the symptoms of allergies, such as a runny nose or sneezing. When a person is allergic to a particular substance, such as a food or dust, the immune system mistakenly believes that this usually harmless substance is actually harmful to the body. In an attempt to protect the body, the immune system starts a chain reaction that prompts some of the body’s cells to release histamine and other chemicals into the bloodstream. The histamine then acts on a person’s eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, or gastrointestinal tract, causing allergy symptoms.
The product recalled is Filetti di Alici Delicius in Olio di Oliva packed in jars 90 grams with lot number 073H and date of minimum durability 14/09/2014. The product was produced by: Delicius Rizzoli, Via Micheli, 2 / a, San Polo di Torrile.
No other products are known to be affected.
About Food Alerts
If the food safety problem occurs with a food product that means it shall not be sold, then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.