The Foreign Office have warned Brits of a potentially deadly listeria outbreak in Spain.
The Spanish Health Ministry issued an international alert after confirming an outbreak of listeriosis.
Officials have said the alert applies on meat products branded under the name "La Mecha".
Listeriosis is an illness born from listeria which can cause serious symptoms and even death in vulnerable people.
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In the update to the Spanish Health section on the Government website, The Foreign Office wrote: "The Spanish Health Ministry has issued an international alert on meat products manufactured under the brand name "La Mecha" following a confirmed outbreak of Listeriosis.
"Approximately 200 people have been affected by the outbreak, with the majority of cases reported in the region of Andalusia and a small number in other parts of Spain. "
"All products manufactured by the Seville plant since 1 May 2019 have been recalled.
"If you have consumed a product manufactured under the La Mecha or similar own-bran label and think you may have been affected you should visit you local health centre.
"Listeriosis is usually caught from eating food containing listeria bacteria."
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The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition said: “The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) recommends that people who have a “La Mechá” brand product at home refrain from consuming it.
"The importance of acquiring only correctly labeled products in which it is possible to know who is responsible for placing them on the market is recalled.
"Pregnant women should consult AESAN's recommendations on safe feeding during pregnancy.
"In the case of having consumed any of these products and presenting any symptoms, it is recommended that you go to a health centre.”
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