Food warning on imported sausage

Press Release: 06/02/2004

The Food Standards Agency is advising that an imported Spanish Chorizo Sausage - Saburi Embutido's - has tested positive for Salmonella. In conjunction with European food authorities the sausage is being withdrawn from sale.

Environmental Health staff from Winchester City Council have been in discussion with a market trader who sold this type of Chorizo sausage from a stall at Winchester Market. The stallholder has withdrawn this product from sale but it is possible that residents may have purchased it over the period 29th - 31st January 2004 and still have some of the product at home. If this is the case it should either be thrown away or returned to the stallholder for a refund.

If the product has been eaten and illness occurs, residents are advised to seek medical help. Further information can be gained from the Council's Environmental Health Service on 01962 848470.

Pictures of the products affected can be found at the website below;