Lime and coliform fish, a Catania company seized


Building lime instead of lime for food use, among the ingredients of the fish products offered for sale, and a high rate of coliform bacteria. The preventive seizure for the production plant of the «Jonica fishing», Based in the Cianciana district, in Acireale.

It is one of the largest fish companies operating in Sicily. The investigating magistrate's order was carried out by the staff of the Carabinieri command of the Catania Ecological Operational Unit.

At the same time, the 68-year-old Giuseppe Valastro, director and legal representative of the same company, was notified of the residence ban. The investigations started at the end of 2018 following a maritime police check carried out by the Catania Coast Guard, aimed at verifying compliance with the national and Community legislation on the fish supply chain at the company that deals with the storage, processing and processing of fish, crustaceans and molluscs.

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