The Public Health Agency of Catalonia of the Department of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia (ASPCAT) has received notification from the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) – through the State Food Alert Network (SCIRI) – of a alert regarding an outbreak in France with several cases detected during the months of June and July, caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium , presumably associated with the consumption of the product marketed under the name “fuet” and produced by CAULA ALIMENTS SL (previously called EMBUTIDOS CAULA SL, code RGSEAA 10.01865 / GE).
After the first investigations and in application of the precautionary principle, the Catalan Public Health Agency (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
- Manufacturer: CAULA ALIMENTS SL (10.0186 / GE).
- Lot and presentation: any.
The trademarks of the products distributed in Catalonia and in Spain are: CAULA, BASSO, LLORENS, ZABALETA, IKI and VIMA.
The distribution of these products affects Catalonia (Girona and Tarragona), Galicia, Madrid and Navarra, 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 in other countries such as Andorra and Equatorial Guinea.
The ASPCAT is carrying out the investigation actions of the alert, the verification of the withdrawal of the product from 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, it is recommended that people who have the products indicated above in their home, refrain from consuming them and return them to the points of sale.
In the case of having consumed this type of product and presenting 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 remembered that it is important that this product is kept in a cool and dry place to ensure its correct conservation, as indicated on its labeling.
For more information, you can call the CatSalut Responde 24 hours (061) information and consultation telephone number.
In case of having new information about this alert, ASPCAT will update this communiqué.