Listeria contamination has been detected in one of the batches of the Palacios extra strong meat sausage product, marketed in France under the brand name Auchan (Alcampo). That is why Health asks that this well-known chorizo not be consumed as it is a food alert.
Specifically, it is the Auchan brand Chorizo extra fort batch in 225g format, batch 143303 with expiration date 09/14/2021 and EAN: 3596710379415.
Once the alarm has been communicated through the European Food Alert Network (RASFF), the affected product has been withdrawn, according to agencies.
What should those who have this chorizo at home do?
Those responsible for Auchan have explained that those who have this chorizo at home do not consume it and return it to the supermarket.
In the event that it has been consumed, and people have some symptoms such as fever along with headache, they must go to the emergency room and comment on what happened.
Listeriosis can be aggravated in certain population groups such as pregnant women, immunosuppressed people and the elderly, so they should pay more attention to this issue.
What is listeriosis?
We have heard of this infection because in 2019 there were serious cases in Spain caused by the shredded meat sold by the Andalusian meat company Magrudis. In total there were four deaths, seven abortions and more than 200 affected.
Listeriosis is an infection that occurs when a person eats food that has been contaminated by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Is bacteria are in wild and domestic animals, also in water and soils, as well as in other foods.
Among the most prominent symptoms of this disease are fever, diarrhea, nausea, muscle aches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and seizures. These signs appear days after the spoiled food has been consumed.
The treatment of listeria goes through give antibiotics to kill bacteria or prevent their replication. But each case is different, the most serious cases will need another type of antibiotic, and it is the doctor who must assess all this to apply the appropriate treatment.
In any case, before the minor symptom or suspicion It is necessary to go to the emergency room explaining what happened so that the health workers are on the case, on alert and can act as soon as possible better for these causes of food alerts, which seem to be in our country every year.