By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews 

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) reported last week (computer translated) that the parasitic nematode (worm), anisakis has been reported in a batch of Boquerones en Vinagre made by Pescados Medina.

According to officials, three infections have been documented, all mild cases of food poisoning.

The product involved is in 250-gram plastic containers with lot code 270420 and the date July 27, 2020. Authorities recommended that people who have the implicated product at home refrain from consuming it and return it to the place of purchase.

Anisakis is a marine roundworm that can be found in over 200 species of fish, eel and octopus. When you eat raw seafood contaminated with this roundworm, you are ingesting live larval forms of the parasite.

From as soon as 1 hour to 2 weeks after eating the sushi, the symptoms may begin. The worms typically attached themselves to the stomach where vomiting and abdominal pain will ensue. More severe symptoms may be abdominal pains resembling appendicitis and rarely bowel obstructions.