Every summer there are cases of food poisoning - not as many as long ago, but it always makes the news in the sweltering heat of summer.
This time it concerns ready-made tortillas de patatas (Spanish omelettes) which are sold all over the country, including Andalucía.
Consequently, the Health Board for the Junta is studying a suspicious case of botulism (not confirmed) involving a 27-year-old resident of Málaga who was clinically treated at the beginning of the month but did not require hospitalising.
Meanwhile the Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (Aesan) confirmed four cases of botulism on Wednesday and two probables (one of which is the Andalusian case).
The common link between the cases are the consumption of tortillas of a particular brand in different supermarkets.
On the other hand, the Grupo Empresarial Palacios Alimentación has decided to voluntarily recall products from supermarket shelves made at the Mudrian Factory, as a precaution and temporarily stop the production line. The factory has had four inspections recently all of which came back favourably.
(News: Andalucia – source: Ideal)