Third Health Alert For Listeriosis.

Third company under alert for Listeria in Andalusia in less than a month. Credit: Shutterstock

The Andalusian Ministry of Health has communicated to the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition of a new health alert for listeriosis.

In this case, the product is from the ‘La Montanera del Sur’ brand. A product produced by Incarybe SL, of Benaoján (Málaga). The alert has been given because a product of that firm, Chicharrón Especial, has tested positive in the provisional analysis of listeria carried out by the Andalusian regional government.

This is the third health alert for listeriosis this summer in Andalusia. The first from the company Magrudis (Seville) for shredded meat – and the loin with sherry and paprika – from La Mechá, then the roasted meat from Sabores de Paterna (Cadiz) and now it is the pork rind from La Montanera del Sur, produced by the Incarybe company in Benaoján (Málaga).

This latest alarm, concerning La Montanera del Sur brand, was triggered when the patient, admitted in a hospital in the United Kingdom, where he resides, consumed the Chicharrón Especial of the Montanera del Sur on September 4 at a restaurant in Ronda with several other relatives.

Everyone fell ill and went to the Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella two days later. Of the seven family members, three tested negative in the Listeria analysis, three remain unconfirmed and the seventh, still hospitalized, is confirmed.

The Ministry of Health, and has immobilized all the products of the La Montanera del Sur brand and has decreed the precautionary closure of the factory. As for the inspections of the chicharrón producer, the Andalusian Administration ensures that the last inspection was carried out in December 2018.

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Cristina Hodgson

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