The Catalan Public Health Agency of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya (ASPCAT) has received notification from the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) – through the State Food Alert Network (SCIRI ) – an alert regarding an outbreak in France with several cases detected during the months of June and July, caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium , allegedly associated with the consumption of the product marketed under the name “whip” and prepared by CAULA ALIMENTS SL (formerly called EMBUTIDOS CAULA SL, code RGSEAA 10.01865 / GE).
After the first investigations and in application of the precautionary principle, the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) has ordered the withdrawal from the market of the following products:
- Products: FUET and SECALLONA.
- Trademarks: CAULA, BASSO, LLORENS, ZABALETA, IKI, VIMA, EL ANDALUZ, CASA RAMON, SPAÑA SOL, LE CATALAN and ORGULLO .
- Manufacturer: CAULA ALIMENTS SL (10.01865 / GE).
- Lot and presentation: any.
The trademarks of the products distributed in Catalonia and Spain are: CAULA, BASSO, LLORENS, ZABALETA, IKI and VIMA.
The distribution of these products affects Catalonia (Girona and Tarragona) , Galicia, Madrid and Navarre, but the main distribution has been in the European Union (mostly in France, but also in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland , Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic) and other countries such as Andorra and Equatorial Guinea.
The ASPCAT is carrying out the actions of investigation of the alert, the verification of the withdrawal of the product of the market, the investigation of the causes and the application of corrective measures.
To date, no affected person has been detected in Catalonia or in other Autonomous Communities.
As a precautionary measure, people are advised to have the products listed above at home, refrain from consuming them and return them to points of sale.
If you have consumed this type of product and have any symptoms compatible with salmonellosis (mainly diarrhea and / or vomiting, often accompanied by fever and headache), it is recommended to go to a health center.
It is also recalled that it is important that this product is stored in a cool, dry place to ensure proper preservation, as indicated on its labeling.
For more information, you can call CatSalut 24 hours a day (061).
In the event that new information is available on this alert, ASPCAT will update this statement.