The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) issued a health alert this Saturday: the following has been detected histamine in a dozen batches of the frozen tuna pizza of the brand Consum. The supermarket chain has already announced the withdrawal of the product and the AESAN recommends to return it at the point of sale.
The defective lots of this popular product are NE16, NE25, NE09, NF27, NF23, NG08, NB17, NB24, NC03 and NH05. The pizza, which is distributed from Italyis marketed in the chain of Consum supermarkets under the name “TUNA PIZZA“and its weight is 370 grams.
The health authorities of the Comunitat Valenciana, through the. Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information. (SCIRI), alerted the AESAN of the incidence. The company also informed the authorities of this problem, which is mainly concentrated in Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Aragon, Murcia and Castilla-La Mancha.
What is histamine and what does it cause?
Histamine is a substance involved in the local responses of the immune system. It also regulates normal functions in the stomach and acts as neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. In unusual doses, it causes discomfort and various symptoms: itching and scratching of the mouth and throat, skin rashes, sneezing, watery eyes, headache and vomiting.
⚠️ Alert for presence of histamine in frozen tuna pizzas.
🚫 Do not consume.
▶️Product name: Tuna Pizza.
▶️Brand name: Consum.
▶️Batch numbers: NE16, NE25, NE09, NF27, NF23, NG08, NB17, NB24, NC03 and NH05.
▶️Unit weight: 370 gr.
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