Login | Register | Subscribe to the GG RSS Feed

Italian Buffalo Mozzarella Contaminated

Is your lunch safe to eat?

Japan and South Korea banned all imports of Italian mozzarella after samples of the gourmet treat showed high levels of a carcinogenic toxin. Turns out that there are unsafe levels of dioxin in herds whose milk is used in cheese production.

Is Your Food Safe?Is Your Food Safe? The Italian government is trying to downplay the danger, saying that no toxic cheese left Italy, and only a small number of herds are affected. Considering that Italy sealed off at least 80 dairy farms following the breaking news, I'm glad not to be in Italy right now.

If the source of the problem turns out to be the buffalo's water or grazing supplies, there might not be a way to protect the animals from contamination. 33 000 tons of buffalo mozzarella are exported from Italy each year, so an international reaction to the scary chemicals is a serious threat to the Italian economy.

I'm devastated either way: cutting out fresh mozzarella from my diet is almost as frightening as ingesting those cancer causing chemicals.

For more information about the contaminated buffalo mozzarella visit one of these accredited news sources:



The Telegraph

Related Stories

Rate This post

Post new comment

GoGirlfriend Recommendations

Travel Planning

Lonely Planet


Membership is free and with it you can set up a profile, vote on stories and post your opinions.

Already a member?

Not a member? Join!

Most Recent Comments

  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, admin said "Thanks Bat-El for the great tip. We've included your link in our Bonus Ideas from our Community section so others can enjoy. I really enjoyed the Stonehenge tour ... it's on my bucket list!"
  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, Bat-El Galor said "My name is Bat-El, and I'm working in collaboration with Travel Trend website. We've recently published a post -"Top 100 virtual tours around the world". After looking at these wonderful tips to survive in self-isolation; It occurred to me that our post could also contribute to your readers with further virtual tours resources. The post includes 100 links to virtual tours and unique experiences around the world. Feel free to check out the link and enjoy your travels ... https://www.trvltrend.com/technology/virtual-tours/ Cheers,"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, admin said "Thanks Gordon for the update ... and given most routes to the resorts on the coast are an hour+ and it's Cuban warm, that money for a beverage is a great tip!"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, Gordon Mitchell said "Over the last few years The $25 departure tax has been included in your airfare. Make sure you convert your cash at the airport so you can buy a cold beer on the bus on your way to the resort. They will take canadian money but not loonies and toonies. "
  • On Lesbian Adventure Travel, Debbie Clarke said "If you're considering New Zealand, then New Zealand Awaits is lesbian owned and operated (yes I'm the founder, owner, and guide). We run active and not so active tours for lesbians, as well as some LGBTQ mixed trips. We create itineraries for travellers wanting to self drive, and we have private guides. Come see us! "

Blogs We Love

beautiful Vancouver, British ColumbiaCheck out our GoGirlfriend Facebook page to follow us as we seek new adventures and create memories in our own part of the world.