In many countries around the world, as in Vietnam, the use of insects for a long time is quite common such as locusts, grasshoppers, silkworm pupae, crickets, bees, termites, cicadas pupae, pests Chit, deep strawberry, kudzu . It is even made into specialty dishes (fried scorpions, locust satay sauce, stinking bugs with lemon leaves, dried egg stalks to make cakes, fried crickets .). However, the use of insects for processing into food has been appearing many risks to health and even affect the lives of people eating.
Common clinical signs in insect-poisoning poisoning are: nausea, vomiting, shaking hands and feet, some cases of severe vomiting, limb twitching, dizziness, increased secretion, stiffness of the jaw, and click like to struggle, have difficulty breathing, consciously dream, coma, itchy, full-body rash . and can die.
Clinical manifestations with symptoms more or less, mild or severe depending on the toxin in the insect, the total amount ingested and the eating place (elderly people, drinking alcohol, pregnant women, children . .
The lack of knowledge and lack of knowledge in selection, preliminary processing and processing of insects as food, subjective psychology when selecting strange insects to 'experiment' according to the experience of 'gossip' to process (eat re, eat raw, soak wine .) and use dishes made from insects, larva . have many potential risks affecting health, poisoning and even cause death for eater.
At present, when there are no in-depth and in-depth studies on insects used in food processing, the Department of Food Safety recommends:
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