Hermanos Cuevas investigating link to botulism cases

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Picture: Hermanos Cuevas
Picture: Hermanos Cuevas

Related tags Botulism

Hermanos Cuevas has recalled some of its cooked white beans after links with two cases of botulism in Gerona.

The laboratorio del Instituto de Salud Carlos III confirmed a problem with the product that had been removed and separated from the distribution channel.

The firm said it was investigating how some of the units were reincorporated into the sales channel. An issue with one of five autoclaves used in the plant had been found on 20 May.

Presence of botulinum toxin was found in a 400g glass container of cooked white beans of the brand Bon Preu, Lot L-146-16 and preferential consumption date 31/12/2021, according to the Agència de Salut Pública de Catalunya

Two people affected by botulism are in a serious condition at the Hospital Universitari de Girona Dr Josep Trueta.

Hermanos Cuevas said it was told by a consumer on 28 June of a possible case of botulism in Cataluña.

The firm advised not to eat these products from the following stores: Bon Preu (Mongetes cuites), Condis (Alubias Mongetes-Beans), El Cultivador/Aldi (Alubias Cocidas Extra), IFA Eliges (Alubias Blancas Cocidas Extra) and Hiper Dino (Alubias Blancas Cocidas Extra).

Affected lots are L-146-16, L-151-16, L-155-16, L-158-16, L-159-16, L-160-16, L-162-16, L-166-16, L-168-16, L-176-16 and lots L-082-16, L-116-16, L-120-16, L-127-16 have also been removed from sale.

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