The Public Health Agency of Catalonia has received, through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI), information on an alert regarding the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in cooked pork head meat from Spain.
The data of the product involved are:
- Denomination: Special pig’s head
- Brand: FRIAL
- Lot: 2238402
- Expiry date: 12/14/2022
According to the information available, the initial distribution of the products has been in the Basque Country, although distribution to other autonomous communities has not been ruled out.
With the information available there is NO record of any reported case associated with this alert.
Through the SCIRI, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) received this alert from the health authorities of the autonomous community of the Basque Country and has transferred it to the competent authorities of the autonomous communities in order to verify the withdrawal of affected products from marketing channels.
As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that people who have the product indicated above in their homes refrain from consuming it and return it to the points of sale.
In the case of having consumed this product from the affected batches and presenting symptoms compatible with listeriosis (fever, headache, vomiting or diarrhea), it is recommended to go to a health center.