The establishments that sold meat marketed as a white label from the Magrudis company, which yesterday tested positive for listeria, no longer sell this food and all of them, which have been informed of the problem, are located in various municipalities in the province of Seville.

That is what emerges from the last update made by the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan), under the Ministry of Health, on the outbreak of listeriosis that affects more than 200 people and has caused at least one death , although a second one is investigated , that of a terminally ill patient with the presence of the bacteria.

The Agency ensures that the Board has informed you that its Official Control Services and those of the City of Seville have verified that all clients of Comercial Martínez León , the company that distributed the white label, have already been contacted and notified of the problem, and that they no longer market the product.

The Board has also informed Health that all clients notified by Comercial Martínez Díaz are located in various municipalities in the province of Seville. It also details that one of the samples of that meat has tested positive for the bacteria in preliminary analyzes.

This information has been transferred by the Aesan to all the autonomous communities within the framework of the Coordinated System for Rapid Information Exchange (Sciri).

Prosecutor's Investigation

The listeriosis outbreak that keeps the Spanish health authorities in suspense and, above all, Andalusians, is already in the hands of Justice. It has been the Prosecutor's Office in Seville that, on Friday, has taken the initiative and opened the first official investigation outside the strictly sanitary to clarify whether in the contamination of the meatloaf that has infected about 200 people there has been some type of criminal responsibility, some crime.

Sources of the Sevillian Prosecutor's Office have confirmed to EL MUNDO de Andalucía the opening of what is technically known as investigative proceedings, some research promoted and carried out by the Public Ministry itself and that could result in a complaint before the court if the results They confirm that there are indications of crime.

In the specific case of the listeriosis outbreak, the suspicions are directed towards the Martínez León Commercial Company, which sold Magrudis meatloaf but without its brand. In fact, as it was known this Saturday, he sold it without any label, a "very serious" deficiency according to the Ministry of Health.

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