A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Luggage Transfer Correos

Listeria Warning

0 Euro Camino Bank Note

LesBrass

Likes Walking
Camino(s) past & future
yes...
I’ve just seen a breaking news report for a public health warning from Spain. I thought it would be useful to warn pilgrims walking now in Spain... not wishing to cause any alarm but perhaps it’s useful to know so that everyone can exercise caution and take extra care with hygiene?

*** Spain has issued an international alert after the number affected by the country's biggest ever listeria outbreak rose to 150. A 90-year-old woman has been killed by the infection as the health ministry said it was checking another 523 suspected cases of listeriosis. ***

Here’s another article https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-listeria-outbreak-alert-meat-latest-a9073851.html
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Yes , just saw the TVE news.

Here are some more links.


 

davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
The cases center in Andalusia and Catalonia (small number), so the main focus of concern are for those who may be traveling in these regions. It seems related to contamination of a limited number of manufactured food products.
 

davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
These are some fast facts and guidelines from the CDC. Perhaps this will help with any concerns regarding risks and prevention.

 

Portia1

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009, Portuguese 2012
Frances 2016, (Frances 2019)
Apparently pre-prepared sandwiches are a primary source.
 

davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
Apparently pre-prepared sandwiches are a primary source.
Fresh fruits and vegetables and unpasteurized, fresh cheese are at the highest level of risk. If sandwiches contain fresh veggies, cold cuts or sausages which have not been properly cured, those are common Listeria infected food sources.
 

danielle aird

La vie est belle
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018; September 2018; May 2019; Sept (2019)
I’ve just seen a breaking news report for a public health warning from Spain. I thought it would be useful to warn pilgrims walking now in Spain... not wishing to cause any alarm but perhaps it’s useful to know so that everyone can exercise caution and take extra care with hygiene?

*** Spain has issued an international alert after the number affected by the country's biggest ever listeria outbreak rose to 150. A 90-year-old woman has been killed by the infection as the health ministry said it was checking another 523 suspected cases of listeriosis. ***

Here’s another article https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-listeria-outbreak-alert-meat-latest-a9073851.html
thank you for the warning.
 

Robyn Scott

Robyn
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017 September (2019)
I’ve just seen a breaking news report for a public health warning from Spain. I thought it would be useful to warn pilgrims walking now in Spain... not wishing to cause any alarm but perhaps it’s useful to know so that everyone can exercise caution and take extra care with hygiene?

*** Spain has issued an international alert after the number affected by the country's biggest ever listeria outbreak rose to 150. A 90-year-old woman has been killed by the infection as the health ministry said it was checking another 523 suspected cases of listeriosis. ***

Here’s another article https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-listeria-outbreak-alert-meat-latest-a9073851.html
South Africa had its worst Listeria outbreak about 18 months ago. The contamination was eventually traced to a polony factory.
 

amancio

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Arag, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno, LePuy
Just avoid "carne mechada" in any menu, this particular type of cured stuffed ham is the only source and you should be safe, the focus is in Andalusia, particularly Seville/Cadiz, and everybody is alert by now so you would not receive contaminated meat normally, no panic!
 

davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
Just avoid "carne mechada" in any menu, this particular type of cured stuffed ham is the only source and you should be safe, the focus is in Andalusia, particularly Seville/Cadiz, and everybody is alert by now so you would not receive contaminated meat normally, no panic!
Thank you for the followup. It is likely the stuffing ingredients are the issue in this product, and not the ham itself. As you stated, it is likely that the production source has been identified, recalls (if needed) issued, and remedial action started.
 

amancio

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Arag, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno, LePuy
Thank you for the followup. It is likely the stuffing ingredients are the issue in this product, and not the ham itself. As you stated, it is likely that the production source has been identified, recalls (if needed) issued, and remedial action started.
The source has been positively identified, 2 specific brands between June and August, everybody is aware now
 

Book your lodging here

Get e-mail updates from Casa Ivar (Forum + Forum Store content)




Advertisement

Booking.com

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 15 1.4%
  • February

    Votes: 6 0.6%
  • March

    Votes: 43 4.0%
  • April

    Votes: 165 15.2%
  • May

    Votes: 265 24.4%
  • June

    Votes: 83 7.7%
  • July

    Votes: 21 1.9%
  • August

    Votes: 23 2.1%
  • September

    Votes: 311 28.7%
  • October

    Votes: 133 12.3%
  • November

    Votes: 13 1.2%
  • December

    Votes: 6 0.6%
Top