"There is no evidence that the pig used is responsible for the infection, but the manipulation process that takes place after the meat has been roasted", therefore "there is no reason to issue a food warning that recommends curbing the pig products, whose health is still fully guaranteed ", adds the order.
Meanwhile, the organization FACUA – Consumers in Action has criticized the Junta de Andalucía, the Ministry of Health and the Seville City Council for failing to show the images of Magrudis' listeria meat roll at the Martínez León distributor. which creates "alarm". on consumers.
The organization criticized the fact that consumers were unable to identify ground meat contaminated with listeriosis of the Magrudis white brand.
Furthermore, he warns in a statement that small traders and hotel facilities may have purchased the meatloaf manufactured for Comercial Martínez León in the shops that sell it and "have difficulty identifying it".
The association points out that the Junta de Andalucía has informed the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan), which belongs to the Ministry of Health, that the meat "La Mechá", marketed as a white brand since Comercial Martínez León, was badly labeled.
The Board confirmed that the product has the same presentation marketed by Magrudis, but no label appears on the label, but only nutritional information, according to Aesan.
For health, this is a "very serious deficiency" because a wrong labeling allows the marketing of this product – when it should not allow it – and makes it impossible for consumers to associate it with the Magrudis product connected to the outbreak, even if it was subject of a notice issued. on August 16th.
Faced with this situation, Aesan insists on the importance of buying only properly labeled products where it is possible to know who is responsible for placing on the market.
In Portugal, the Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary explained on Wednesday that meat contaminated with the bacterium "La Mechá" from Listeria monocytogenes and products originating from the Spanish producer (Magrudis) are not marketed in Portuguese territory. .
Listeriosis is an infection caused by the "Listeria monocytogenes" of bacteria, usually associated with the consumption of contaminated food. According to the information available on the SNS24 website of the National Health Service, listeriosis can cause fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
The General Directorate for Food and Veterinary advises travelers in Madrid and Andalusia to take precautionary measures, including the disposal of branded products they may have purchased.