A batch of chorizo distributed by two brands has been withdrawn from the market in Cádiz and Seville due to the presence of listeriosis. The General Directorate of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Regulation, based on the monitoring activities of the alert for the presence of Listeria Monocytogenes in the blood sausage of the ‘Chacinas El Bosque’ brand, initiated on September 30, has learned of the existence of Listeria monocytogenes in a batch of chorizo produced by the same company, marketed in different presentations (rosario and horseshoe), under its commercial brand and another, Hermano Gómez Jiménez de Villamartín.
Therefore, the chorizo rosario, spicy rosario chorizo, horseshoe chorizo and spicy horseshoe chorizo of the brands ‘Chacinas El Bosque’ and ‘Hermanos Gómez Jiménez de Villamartín’ have been immobilized and withdrawn from the market, as reported by the Board in a statement, where it has detailed that it is lot 150922, with a preferential consumption date of 03/15/2023.
In accordance with the actions carried out to date, the products have been distributed by these two companies to recipients in the Cadiz towns of Villamartín, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, El Bosque, Prado del Rey, Benamahoma, Jerez de La Frontera, Chipiona, Zahara de Sierra, Grazalema and Algodonales, as well as in El Cuervo and Seville.
In view of the positive results obtained and the ongoing investigation, in coordination with the company, and in application of the precautionary principle, the company is withdrawing the products manufactured and placed on the market after September 13, 2022. in the different production lines, all with the identification mark 10.024902/CA.
Specifically, it is head of loin, extra sausage, homemade Iberian sausage, cuche and cooked black pudding from the Chacinas El Bosque brand; rosario spicy chorizo, rosario chorizo, horseshoe chorizo from the Chacinas El Bosque and Hermanos Gómez Jiménez de Villamartín SL brands; black pudding El Bosque de Hermanos Gómez Jiménez de Villamartín SL; and brown crop and liver blood sausage from the Gourmet del Sur brand.
These products were distributed by the company in the province of Cadiz, Seville (Los Palacios and Seville capital) and the loin head units also to a point of sale in Barcelona and two in Madrid.
This information has been transferred to the official control services of the provinces involved, with the aim of verifying the effective withdrawal of the affected products from the marketing channels, as well as through the SCIRI food alert network to the Agency Spanish Food Safety and Nutrition.
People who may have this product that is the subject of the alert and information at home are recommended to refrain from consuming it and return it to the point of purchase. So far, there is no case of this infection linked to the consumption of this product.
In healthy people, Listeria monocytogenes infection is usually asymptomatic or presents with mild gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, and muscle aches. However, in certain risk groups, such as immunosuppressed people, the elderly, young children and pregnant women, more serious conditions may occur. In the case of having consumed this product and specific batch affected by this alert and presenting symptoms compatible with listeriosis, it is recommended to go to your health center.
If you are pregnant, it is recommended that you consult the recommendations for consumption during pregnancy from the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN), which include information on good food hygiene practices that are important for pregnant women, as well as a list of foods that should be avoided during pregnancy because they are associated with certain biological hazards (among which *Listeria monocytogenes stands out).