There is no Dioxin in Mocarella Cheese in Azerbaijani Market: Italfromage
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 March / corr. Trend U. Ismayilova/ The only producer of Italian mocarella cheese in Azerbaijan Italfromage said that there can not be dioxin in the products produced and sold by the company. Gulara Suleymanova, the manager for quality of the Company said to Trend on 29 March that the company uses domestic ingredients while producing a cheese and it does not import second helping.
"There can not be dioxin in the cheese produced in Azerbaijan. The only connection with the Italian mocarella is the use of the Italian technology in the production of the cheese," Suleymanova said.
Nina Papadulaki, the spokesperson of the member of European Commission said this week that European Commission warned that it will ban the export of the Mocarella cheese, the well-known Italian brand from Italy to the EU countries because of the high dioxin in it. The Italian government has already stopped the production of that kind of cheese in 80 farms. The study revealed that 25 of the 130 companies where study was conducted are producing mocarella with high dioxin, a poisonous substance.
New York Times reported that the poison could appear in the cheese due to the 'garbage crises' in the administrative center of the Company in Naples. The city can not utilize the wastes since December 2007 due to the overflow of refuse tips. It is possible that the dioxin appeared in the food of the cows.
Imran Abdullayev, the Head of the Nutrition Hygiene Department of the Sanitary-and-Epidemiologic Center of Azerbaijan said that the employees of the Center regularly check Italfromage. "There are no problems regarding the quality of the cheese," he said.
Eyub Yagubov, the Head of the Union of Free Consumers of Azerbaijan said that Azerbaijani specialists can not detect dioxin in any consumer product in Azerbaijan. He did not rule out that there can be dioxin in Mocarella cheese, which is popular among Azerbaijani consumers, but the laboratories of the country can not insure consumers against this poison because of the lack of technical possibilities.
Head of the Nutrition Hygiene Department of the Sanitary-and-Epidemiologic Center of Azerbaijan also said that there is no relevant laboratory equipment and the methods of detecting dioxin as dioxin is not included in the criteria of the security of home-produced products.
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