Alert In Spain For Contaminated Sausages: They Withdraw These Brands

Alert in Spain for contaminated sausages: they withdraw these brands and ask not to consume them

Health has detected the presence of ‘listeria moncytogenes’ in some sausages made in Catalonia and they ask buyers not to consume them and to return them to the place where they were purchased.

Food alert due to the presence of Listeria in Spanish sausages

Health alert due to the presence of listeria in some Spanish sausages. The listeria monocytogenes is one of the pathogens that gives the industry the most headaches food. Proof of this is that, in recent months, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) has published different alerts to warn of the withdrawal of products contaminated by this popular bacterium that in 2019 caused a very important outbreak of listeriosis in Andalusia due to spoiled meat. Summer is also a particularly propitious time for this little bug.

Proof of this is that Aesan, which depends on the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, has been forced to issue a new alert due to the presence of listeria in different batches of sausages manufactured in Catalonia. “The alert notification has been generated after the communication by the manufacturing company, due to the detection of listeria monocytogenes in a self-control of a client in the Traditional Black Botifarra product, lot 211804,” the agency says in a statement.

Specifically, the names of all the contaminated products are Black Botifarra (with expiration date 08/07/2021 and batch number 211804 and 212019), Traditional Black Botifarra (08/24/2021 and batch number 211804) and Bull de Salgot brand language (08/16/2021). The weight of the affected units ranges between 250 grams and a kilo.

A black sausage from the Salgot brand.

A black sausage from the Salgot brand.

According to Aesan, the distribution of these products was carried out in the autonomous communities of Catalonia, Aragon, Balearic Islands, Madrid and Valencia and at the moment there is no record of any case associated with this alert. Even so, Aesan has transferred this information to the competent authorities of all the autonomous communities so that the withdrawal of the affected products from all marketing channels can be verified.

The agency recommends that people have the affected products at home refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase. “In the case of having consumed the products of the affected batches and presenting any symptomatology compatible with listeriosis (vomiting, diarrhea or fever), it is recommended to go to a health center,” the agency’s statement concludes.

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