Botulism warning for Dia brand tuna

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AN URGENT health warning has been issued by the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) after four people became ill from eating Dia brand, canned tuna in Sunflower Oil.

TOXIN: Traces of botulinum found in Dia brand tuna.
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A study of the tuna found that traces of the botulinum toxin were detected in the tuna, a neurotoxic protein that causes the disease botulism.

Four cases of food poisoning have been reported in the Castilla y León area after those infected by the toxin used the product in a homemade Russian salad.

According to the Agency’s warning, the product concerned is a canned tuna in sunflower oil RO 900 format, DIA brand, with lot 19/154 023 02587 made in Frinsa del Noroeste SA with a best-before date 12/31/2022.

This particular batch of tuna products were exclusively distributed in the Asturias, Castilla y León, Cataluña, Aragón, La Rioja, Murcia, Navarra, Castilla-La Mancha and Valencia regions and have been immediately recalled off the shelves.

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