Alert: Listeria contamination in Spanish meat products – urgent consumer warning

by Lorraine Williamson
Listeria found in meats

MADRID – In a recent announcement, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has alerted the public about the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in certain meat products originating from Spain.

The alert, identified as Ref. ES2023/272, was issued following a notification from the autonomous community of Andalucia through the Rapid Information Exchange System (SCIRI). The contaminated products belong to the brand Industrias Cárnicas Sierra Nevada SL, bearing the registration number RGSEAA 10.05545/GR.

Products affected and recall details

The specific products under the recall are as follows:

  • FUET IBÉRICO: Lot L3023, Expiry Date: 09/06/2024.
  • SALCHICHÓN IBÉRICO: Lot L1223, Expiry Date: 22/03/2024.
  • CHORIZO IBÉRICO: Lots L0723 and L0923, all expiry dates for these lots.
  • FUET IBÉRICO MINI: Lot L2223, all expiry dates for this lot.
  • CHORIZO VELA PICANTE: Lot L2623, all expiry dates for this lot.
  • QUESO DE CERDO (PORK CHEESE): Lots L2223, L2523, L2623, L2823, L2923, and L3023, all expiry dates.

These products were initially distributed in several provinces in Andalucia (Córdoba, Granada, Málaga, and Sevilla) and one establishment in the Balearic Islands. However, there is a possibility of further redistribution to other regions.

Consumer advisory

AESAN advises people who have these specific products at home to refrain from consuming them. If anyone has already consumed items from the affected lots and experiences symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, it is crucial to seek medical attention promptly.

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Pregnant individuals are especially urged to follow AESAN’s recommendations regarding food hygiene practices during pregnancy and to avoid specific foods associated with biological risks, including Listeria monocytogenes.

Ensuring Public Safety

The affected products are currently being removed from the market in cooperation with regional authorities across Spain. Furthermore, AESAN emphasises the importance of stringent hygiene measures to prevent cross-contamination with other food items.

For further information on listeriosis and foodborne illnesses, please visit the AESAN official website.

Consumers can access additional details about the recall and the contaminated products on the Junta de Andalucía’s official website through the following link: Alerta Listeria Producto Cárnico Granada.

 

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