Spain – Alert for the presence of Staphylococcal Toxin in fresh mozzarella from Spain


Mozzarella Bocconcini from Albe

The Spanish Agency for Food Security and Nutrition has communicated through the Coordinated System of Rapid Information Exchange (SCIRI), an alert, transferred by the health authorities of Madrid, regarding the presence of staphylococcal toxin in the   fresh mozzarella product (queso de spun pasta) of the Bocconcini de Albe brand from Spain .

The data of the product involved are:

  • Product number: Fresh Mozzarella
  • Brand number: Bocconcini de Albe
  • Expiry date: 10/29/2022
  • Lot number: 2910
  • Unit weight : 250 g (net weight) and 150 g (drained weight)
  • Temperature: refrigerated

According to the information available, the product has been distributed in the autonomous communities of Catalonia , Andalusia, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Galicia and the Valencian Community, although other redistributions are not ruled out.

AESAN has transferred this information to the competent authorities of the autonomous communities through the SCIRI and to the Services of the European Commission through the European Food Alert Network (RASFF), with the aim of verifying the withdrawal of the products affected by the marketing channels.

With the available information , there is no evidence in Spain of any notified case associated with this alert.

In the case of having consumed this type of product from the affected lot and presenting any symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or prostration, it is recommended to go to a health center.

People who have products affected by this alert at home are advised to refrain from consuming them and return them to the point of purchase.

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