Through social networks, Cozumeleños offer a pig for sale mainly on weekends, which can put the population at risk by This is not a certified product to the health authorities.
According to information provided by Juan Antonio Dzul Cámara, deputy director of Health In the municipality of Cozumel, each product of this type must first go through a health certification process at the municipal slaughterhouse, a procedure in which the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) also intervenes.
However, in Swallow Island this agency does not have personnel for these tasks.
According to the report from World Health Organization (WHO), the burden of foodborne diseases caused by 31 agents, called bacteria, viruses, parasites, dizziness y chemical products shows that one in 10 people get sick after eating contaminated food.
On various social media accounts you will find offers of all kinds of products, some of dubious origin.
In the past weeks, Selling pork to order found, which, according to the Deputy Director of Health, is irregular and even illegal. Explaining that its control is the responsibility of Cofepris proves that the indiscriminate sale of meat of any animal intended for human consumption, if it is not certified, it can be a health hazard.
He added that if an individual sells the product, it must follow strict health control and in a controlled environment, such as an authorized slaughterhouse, because otherwise, there is no guarantee of hygiene and health .
“The consumption of meat of questionable origin puts the health of those who eat it at risk” he warned.
According to the data obtained from the Cofepris internet portal, there are different mechanisms by which foods of animal origin can be contaminated.
Therefore, the evaluation of health risks and management actions of authorized slaughterhouses and slaughterhouses is equivalent to a strategy to reduce the risks of meat products.