Thursday, January 26, 2017

The company, which is owned by General Mills, does quality tests to understand the reason for contamination

The brand Kitano, the country''s largest manufacturer of seasonings, started the collection of packages of paprika, sweet pepper and sausage types, with its distributors and consumers. The company, which is owned by General Mills, does quality tests to understand the reason for the contamination of the seasoning with a substance caused by mold. Ochratoxin, reason of preventive gathering packaging is produced by fungi and occurs naturally in plant products such as barley, coffee beans, cocoa and spices. Your presence too much can cause intestinal discomfort and changes in renal function. Therefore, the legislation of each Country establishes maximum levels of concentration according to each genre.
The growth of the fungus can occur during harvest, drying or storage of the products. Already the effects in the body depend on the degree of toxicity, the exposure time and the health of those who consume. For being a seasoning, the expectation is that consumption of paprika is not exaggerated.
The Kitano, 37.3% have sales of herbs and spices made in the country, according to Euromonitor International. The Hikari''s slice of 19% and the brand Chinezinho, da carioca Vitalis, is with 8.3%. The market moved $1 billion last year, Euromonitor estimates.
The gathering announced by Kitano involves the packaging of paprika due between December 8 and 26 November 2016 2017. "All measures are being taken by the company to the withdrawal of the products as soon as possible," said General Mills. The company must perform the Exchange or refund of the product cost.
Kitano paprika factories are located in Cambará (PR) and Pouso Alegre (MG). According to General Mills, quality tests ruled out the possibility of other spices produced in the same units are contaminated.
The recall campaigns jumped from 40 in 2004 to 120 in 2014, according to the National Secretariat, subordinated to the Ministry of Justice. The increase can be explained by the institutionalization of the recall process in Brazil, by the increased supervision and for a different posture. In the ten years until 2014, the automotive sector accounted for 61% of calls in the country, followed by motorcycles (14%), health (6%) and food (2.93%).
Supermercado Moderno - 24/01/2017
Related products
News Item translated automatically
Click HERE to see original
Other news
DATAMARK LTDA. © Copyright 1998-2022 ®All rights reserved.Av. Brig. Faria Lima,1993 third floor 01452-001 São Paulo/SP