Italian authorities have banned the sale of yellow condiment in food after a nationwide campaign was launched by local campaigners.
The campaign was sparked by a local supermarket in the Italian city of Milan which banned yellow condensates.
But it was quickly taken up by other food and beverage companies, which said they would follow suit if they saw a spike in sales of yellow food products.
The Italian government, which has been criticised for failing to tackle food fraud, said the ban on the yellow condensation would be effective from Monday.
It said the campaign aimed to “save the food supply from food poisoning”, adding that a ban on yellow condenses was not the solution to the problem of food shortages.
The ban, which applies to food products sold in restaurants and in retail outlets, will be enforced in supermarkets and food halls, but also at cafeterias and grocery stores.
The restrictions will apply to food items sold in supermarkets, as well as to all food packaging and the sale and delivery of products.
Some of the foodstuffs that will be affected include cheese, meats, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products.
More:In Italy, the ban is not being enforced in the entire country, but it is being applied in parts, including the coastal region of Siena.
It is understood that the ban has so far not been enforced in Italy’s larger metropolitan areas, where yellow condenser sales are relatively higher.
More than half of the population is expected to benefit from the ban, according to the latest poll, commissioned by the Italian government.
The government said it was concerned about the impact on the quality of the country’s food supply.
“We are concerned about what will happen in the future when the ban will be in place,” Agriculture Minister Silvio Berlusconi said in a statement on Sunday.
“The ban is the result of a campaign, not a single decision.
We are doing everything to prevent it.”
He added that the government would take legal action if it was found that the sale or delivery of yellow foods was in breach of the ban.
“All of us must do our best to ensure that the bans are respected and enforced,” he said.
“It is important to note that a decision by the government to introduce a ban does not mean that it is an absolute ban.
It is an incremental step.”‘
Yellow condensate’ a health riskIn a statement, the Health Ministry said that the use of yellow compounds is associated with a variety of health problems.
“Yellow condensation can be toxic, carcinogenic and can have a harmful effect on human health,” the statement read.
“This is why the use and consumption of yellow products should be prohibited.”
The Ministry added that there was also concern that yellow condensing products could be linked to the consumption of asbestos.
In a study in 2012, Italian scientists found that asbestos was the leading cause of lung cancer in men and women over the age of 60, with up to 40 per cent of those cases linked to yellow condense products.