Food alert for sausages with salmonella: these are the affected batches

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN), an autonomous government body attached to the Ministry of Consumption, has expanded the alert issued on September 4 about the presence of a type of salmonella (Salmonella enterérica Typhimurium) in sausages of different brands to two new lots distributed in the Basque Country and Castilla-La Mancha. According to AESAN in a statement, it would be about various series manufactured by the Embutidos Solà company for his own firm and others, which have been withdrawn from the market but may remain in the homes of some buyers.

The alarm was raised in France, although the product has also been distributed in Andorra, Belgium, Lithuania and Spain, specifically in stores in Catalonia, Andalusia, Aragon, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha and the Basque Country. The affected sausages are fuets and extra espetecs belonging to 10 batches of the brands Sausages Solà, Cabanes, La Granja, Calet, Solà i Masó, Don Teo, Cambasec, Sanglier, Fran-per, Vic d’Or, Tapas Pape, Julian Mairal and Reketukas. The affected batches that are known to date are detailed below:

  • 20 / 22-03
  • 20 / 26-02
  • 20 / 26-03
  • 20 / 27-01
  • 20 / 22-02
  • 08/20-01
  • 08/20-02
  • 20 / 29-04
  • 20 / 29-01
  • 20 / 27-05

The AESAN and the competent authorities of the autonomous communities are investigating the reasons for this alert and verifying the withdrawal from the market of all the affected products. For the moment, there are no cases of salmonellosis associated with this alert. In any case, AESAN advises people who have any of the aforementioned products at home to refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase. In the case of having consumed them and presenting any symptomatology compatible with salmonellosis, it is recommended to go to a medical center.

What are the symptoms of salmonellosis?

Salmonellosis or salmonella infection is a bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria generally live in the intestines of animals and humans and are released through feces. Humans are most often infected through contaminated food or water. The incubation period ranges from several hours to two days.

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As the Mayo Clinic explains on its website, it is common for people who have salmonellosis to have no symptoms, but others may manifest some of those that are detailed below. between 8 and 72 hours to consume the infected product:

  • Sickness
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Shaking chills
  • Headache
  • Blood in the stool