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Listeria outbreak in Andalusia empashises the importance of proper pest management

Andalousia is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of listeriosis in recent history, which has so far claimed 3 fatalities, 7 abortions and more than 200 cases of affected people.The Spanish association of pest managers, ANECPLA, warns of the vital importance of carrying out periodic and professional pest controls by the food industry in order to avoid cases as serious as those suffered in Andalusia.

Pests are among the most feared hazard in the food sector due to the serious threat to public health they represent, but also because of potential economic losses  linked to a bad reputation. Cockroaches, rats and flying insects are capable of transmitting Salmonella, Toxoplasma gondii or E. Coli and other bacteria or parasites that can cause deadly diseases .

For more information, visit Anecpla's website

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