Peru launches international sanitary alert against Chinese preserves with anisakis

Peru has issued an "International Health Warning" to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China after detecting parasitic worms (anisakis) in a batch of preserves from that country, reported today an official statement.

Lima, Nov 18 (EFE) .- Peru has issued an "International Health Warning" to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China after detecting worms parasites (anisakis) in a conserve lot from that country, reported today an official statement.

The National Fisheries Health Agency (Sanipes) detailed that the alert was sent by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry after confirming that a conserve of mackerel in tomato sauce that had a sanitary certificate issued by the Chinese authority had worms parasites (Anisakid nematodes).

The official note stated that this product was manufactured by the Chinese company Tropical Food Manufacturing (Ningbo) Co. Ltd. and that "the health alert to China was issued because that contaminated product puts the health of consumers at risk. "

Sanipes added that it has banned the importation of all the company's products. mentioned until the Chinese health authority "demonstrates that it can guarantee the safety of these products" towards the Peruvian market.

Sanipes also indicated that it has notified the Peruvian companies that imported these preserves to come, under responsibility, to the immediate withdrawal of the Peruvian market of all products and asked the public not to consume.

He also called on distributors, marketers, supermarkets, markets and grocery stores that have these preserves that do not continue with the offer and sale and communicate with the health authorities so that the corresponding withdrawal or sanitary immobilization measures are coordinated.

The agency reported that it has canceled for two years the authorization granted to Certificaciones del Perú S.A. allowed the entry of these preserves, putting the health of consumers at serious risk. "

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