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Candies with a live filling ...

Candies with a live filling ...

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Raki are well-known candies with sweetmeat filling. Willingly bought all over Poland. A few days ago, a customer from a Włocławek store bought a pack of sweets. How surprised he was when they contained more than a centimeter of live larvae.

Very soon the sweets were withdrawn from the store. Only a few hours later they were not available to customers. A week earlier, larvae were also detected in Swissco products. This time in Gdansk. Candies were still sold, however, at a very reduced price.

Sanepid inspectors proceeded to an inspection at Swissco, the owner of the Kujawianka brand. The president of the brand explains that larvae in sweets are not only his problem, but also many suppliers of ready-made products: sweets and more. And tells the truth.

Worms in sweets: an old problem or "mishaps of producers"?

Not only Raki should be on the list of "potentially contaminated". We can find larvae, as history shows, almost everywhere. Recently, humus carcass (this is what it is called a worm) was found in Szczecin in Michałki.

Salmonella in Merci chocolate packaging was detected in Germany in 2001. Several million packages were discontinued. 270 people were to become infected with the infected sweets.

In 2007, mklik larvae were found in the Krakow Mixture and Kasztanki Wawel. The producer treated this slip-up as random and had nothing to complain about for a long time.

In 2009, worms were found in Plums in Mieszko chocolate. Cadbury Wedel had a similar slip-up. The larvae were found in Candy Fairy.

In 2009, the larvae hatched in oatmeal Carrefour cookies (it was SAN brand cookies, taken over by Danone).

Where do worms in sweets?

Mklik larvae most often appear in sweets with fillings, in chocolate and sweets with dried fruit and nuts.

  • from the greed of producers who use old nuts for their production (larvae are most commonly found in nuts),
  • from the sale of expired products,
  • improper storage of sweets (at too high temperature),
  • the researchers point out that worms can attack sweets at any stage: from production to the customer's cabinet. The manufacturer has no control over this process. The worm can get into the packaging even before the product's expiry date.
  • mklik can also be found in oat flakes, barley flakes, seeds, dried fruits,
  • candies sold loose by weight are the most vulnerable to larvae. That is why it is better to choose airtight packaging that will constitute a barrier that is difficult to overcome. However, they are more expensive.

How do you know that sweets are contaminated?

Most often this can be seen at first glance when the chocolates cover the larvae. In addition, the sweets in which the larvae dwell disintegrate in the fingers, are fragile and have a different form than usual.

The way can be firstly preparing sweets at home or secondly choosing those that are free of fillings, nuts and dried fruit (because larvae usually develop in them).

It is worth adding that the mklik's larva is not dangerous to humans. It is very troublesome for food producers.

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