Approximately 50 people have fallen ill in France with Salmonella infections after eating dry cured sausage from Spain. In total, 45 people have been affected with the majority being children (a total of 27).
All of the affected people mentioned eating fuet, a Catalan, dry-cured sausage, before onset of symptoms.
The National Reference Center for Salmonella identified strains of monophasic S. Typhimurium between June 24 and July 15, 2021. This means they are likely to be from the same source.
The General Directorate of Food, General Directorate of Health, and Santé Publique France made the link with consumption of fuet produced by the Spanish company Embutidos Caula SL.
All fuet sold under different brand names that are marked ES 10.01865/GE CE have been withdrawn from sale or recalled.
If people still have the affected products, authorities are advising to not consume them and are recommending that they be returned to the place of purchase.
Food contaminated with Salmonella doesn't usually look, taste, or smell spoiled. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness from Salmonella because their immune systems are fragile, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: Food Safety News