How to avoid food allergies in Greece
LONDON (AP) An outbreak of an uncommon form of food allergy in Greece has been linked to the use of a goat cheese made from a dairy product, prompting concerns that the country could soon become a hot spot for food allergies.
The Greek government has confirmed the infection in four people, but has not yet linked the outbreak to goat cheese, which is used widely in Greece.
The country’s Health Ministry says a goat’s milk product called rava fmcG, used in cheese, is the most likely source of the infection.
The ministry has also confirmed the presence of a different dairy product in three cases.
The government has since added a warning on the labels.
The European Union has also added a notice about the goat’s cheese to its Food Safety Notice.
The EU has since said it will take further action if more people become infected, saying there is a high risk that more cases of food allergies will follow.
The cheese, called raga fmcM, was introduced in 2013 by a Turkish producer of goat cheese called Loma dei Fiori, which the company says is a traditional Greek product.
The product is imported by many European countries.
The new goat’s product, called goat fmcW, has been made in Turkey.