How to prevent the spread of pesto in Italy
The pesto sauce that is often eaten in Italy has a reputation of being a source of foodborne illness.
But a study published in the journal Epidemiology shows that, when it comes to spread of food poisoning, pesto is not as important as previously thought.
The research showed that only 16% of all outbreaks of food-borne illness in Italy were attributed to the pesto, whereas 48% were linked to the chicken stock, according to the study by the Italian Food Safety Authority.
The research was carried out in the Italian capital, Rome, and is the first to demonstrate the influence of pestos in the spread and spread of a foodborne disease.
“Pesto is one of the most widely consumed foods in Italy,” said Dr Gianluigi Ficchi, the lead author of the study.
The research team took advantage of a new way of analysing food-related illnesses in Italy that allowed them to investigate the spread patterns of several foodborne pathogens, such as coronavirus, SARS, salmonella, and MRSA.””
We wanted to see if the effect of peston in the food chain is similar to that of chicken stock.”
The research team took advantage of a new way of analysing food-related illnesses in Italy that allowed them to investigate the spread patterns of several foodborne pathogens, such as coronavirus, SARS, salmonella, and MRSA.
“For example, MRSA is the most common cause of food borne illness in the EU, but it is also the most prevalent food-associated pathogen,” Dr Ficci explained.
“In Italy, MRSEs are found in food, and so we wanted to find out how widespread and how much they were spread by pesto.”
In Italy there are more than 5,000 food-contact illnesses each year, which can be traced back to food contact with contaminated food, according the study, published in European Food Safety Monitoring Centre Journal.
“There are many different ways of spreading food-contaminated pathogens.
The most common way is through contact with food contaminated with contaminated water,” Dr. Ficchio explained.
This is especially the case in the northern regions of Italy, where the contamination is concentrated in the mountains, which also contain very high levels of soil-borne bacteria.
“However, pestons are also found in the soil,” Dr, Ficchini continued.
“They can also be found in fresh vegetables, but we have only investigated the impact of pestonic activity on MRSE outbreaks.”
The researchers found that the spread rates of MRSE and SARS in Italy increased in areas with higher levels of pestanicals.
“In the case of MRSA, the increase was much greater in rural areas where there was a higher prevalence of pestones,” Dr Bicchi said.
“The increase in the incidence of SARS occurred in the region where we found the highest levels of the pestonic agent, namely the southern mountains.”
It is likely that this is because pestones are more readily available in those regions.
“While it is known that pesto can lead to the spread by animals of the same species, the researchers did not have a way to know if the increase in spread was caused by increased animal activity or just the fact that the pestos were being used by animals that are less able to spread MRSA or SARS.”
While pesto was not a major contributor to MRSA outbreaks in Italy, the findings do show that it is possible for people to get the spread or spread of MRSEA by eating contaminated food.””
However, the pestanos used by poultry and beef producers were also found to be more infectious than the pestones used by farmers.”
While pesto was not a major contributor to MRSA outbreaks in Italy, the findings do show that it is possible for people to get the spread or spread of MRSEA by eating contaminated food.
“Although we have yet to establish a causal link between pesto and foodborne illnesses, our study suggests that it may be important for people with food-reactivity diseases to avoid eating pesto,” Drs Bicci and Ficcci concluded.
“If we want to prevent outbreaks of MRS and other food-derived infections, we need to limit the use of food products that contain pesto.”
By restricting the use and consumption of food with pesto as a source, we can decrease the spread in food-to-food transmission of MRSI and other disease.