According to an annual report published recently, the number of notifications in a Spanish food alert system went down in 2022.

The 880 notifications in the Coordinated System for the Rapid Information Exchange of Information (SCIRI) are declining from the record high of 1,081 alerts in 2021.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) coordinates national actions related to food products and food contact materials that may pose a risk to public health. The agency said the fall in notifications could be linked to the reduced influence of COVID-19 pandemic measures and fewer ethylene oxide alerts.

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At least 30 people are part of an outbreak linked to ground cinnamon from Vietnam.

People who fell sick in Spain with Clostridium perfringens infections reported symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) said it had been informed by officials in Madrid of Clostridium perfringens in a brand of ground cinnamon.

A recall has been issued for Especias Pedroza brand ground cinnamon which comes in a 700-gram plastic container. Affected items have batch numbers and best-before dates A220079 on Dec. 31, 2023, and A222605 on Feb. 28, 2026.

The alert was sent through the

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The number of notifications in a Spanish food alert system has set a new record by passing 1,000 in 2021.

The 1,081 notifications in the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI) portal this past year is well up on the 634 in 2020 and 678 in 2019.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) coordinates national actions related to food products and food contact materials that may pose a risk to public health.

Border rejection notifications increased considerably with 324 compared to 103 in 2020. The top country of origin was Brazil, followed by Morocco

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A couple of people are sick in Spain after eating a particular brand of mushrooms.

Two cases of Staphylococcal food poisoning have been reported linked to mushrooms in olive oil in glass jars from the brand El Agricultor. The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) said it was informed by officials in the La Rioja region about the incident.

Staphylococcal food poisoning is caused by eating foods contaminated with toxins produced by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

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The affected jar of “Hongos fritos en aceite de oliva” 180-gram has a date of Feb. 2, 2026, and lot

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Spanish health authorities have ordered the temporary suspension of some parts of a company linked to a Salmonella outbreak in France.

The Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) said the action concerning fuet and espetec sausage production at Embutidos Sola had been taken based on the precautionary principle.

ASPCAT also ordered the withdrawal of all fuet and espetec products made by Embutidos Sola with health marks ES10.12147/B or ES10.01924/B of any lot, format and presentation.

Public health officials in France are investigating an outbreak suspected to be caused by fuet, a type of sausage from Spain produced by Embutidos Sola.
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Spanish authorities have issued a warning about pizzas and pizza bases made in a municipality of Zaragoza and sold online due to potential food safety concerns.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) said there are no illnesses associated with the alert.

Health authorities in the region of Aragon informed AESAN of the issue through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI).

Pizzas were sold via an online sales channel, which according to information on the website cited by authorities, had eight workers in Spain. The website where pizzas were sold has been taken offline
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An inspection at a dairy company in Spain has found serious issues meaning items made there could pose a risk to the public, according to authorities.

Officials from the Ministry of Health in Galicia, a region of Spain, informed the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) of a series of breaches they called serious that were detected during official controls at the company Lácteos Casa Macán S.L.

AESAN said the detected breaches mean the safety of products made there, which include butter and cheese, cannot be guaranteed.

The findings prompted authorities in Galicia to provisionally suspend activities at
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