Ali Manavoğlu, Head of Antalya Branch of the Chamber of Food Engineers, drew attention to the danger of ice cream consumed on hot summer days and warned the citizens.
Ali Manavoğlu, Chairman of the Antalya Branch of the Chamber of Food Engineers, stated that ice cream is rich in proteins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals such as vitamins A, B, C, D, E, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron and zinc. “Because ice cream, which is loved and consumed on hot summer days due to its cooling feature, is produced from milk, it is a food product that is suitable for spoilage and microorganism growth like every dairy product. Ice cream that is not kept in a hygienic environment can cause food poisoning”used the expressions.
Manavoğlu pointed out that it is one of the important mistakes to put the spoons used to serve the ice cream in a cone into a glass of water after the work is finished. Manavoğlu, who stated that the microorganisms formed in the water got into the ice cream with the spoon, underlined that the serving spoons should be washed and cleaned frequently.
CRYSTALIZATION, PROOF THAT IT HAS MET
Manavoğlu explained that since ice cream is sensitive to spoilage, it must be kept in deep freezers after it is produced, until it is put up for sale:
“If the ice cream produced from milk is not kept at the appropriate temperature, salmonella, listeria monocytogenes, enterobacteriaceae bacteria may occur. Ice cream should be kept at 18 degrees below zero. When taking the ice cream with a spoon, care should be taken that it is frozen. The crystalline, sandy taste when you taste it is the biggest proof that the ice cream has melted and re-frozen. Harmful Diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and fatigue symptoms can be seen due to microorganisms.
INFORMATION SHOULD BE INFORMED IF PACKED PRODUCTS ARE OBTAINED
Stating that ice creams offered for sale in environments without adequate cooling system and exposed to sunlight and dust may adversely affect health, Manavoğlu said that the production and expiration date on the label of packaged ice cream should be observed; He also emphasized that ice creams whose packaging has been torn and whose flavor has changed should not be consumed.
On the other hand, when looking at the labels of the packaged products, which are consumed by citizens with their colorful appearance and fruity aroma, Manavoğlu informed that most of them are milky ice containing vegetable oil. Manavoglu, “We can easily understand that packaged products deteriorate when consuming. In the summer months, products that have melted a little in the daytime temperature in the ice cream fridge and then frozen again can be found. If there is visual defect in the packaging, you can understand the deterioration of the product. The consumer should inform the relevant company before throwing the ice cream packaging away.”said.