Charcuterie Meat Products Recalled by CDC after 47 Salmonella Related Illness Reported
Minneapolis, MN: Health officials are telling people to check their fridges for charcuterie-tasting meats that might have salmonella on them.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has already taken back some lots of ready-to-eat charcuterie sampling meats because they might have salmonella in them.
A test of a sample of the product by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture showed that it had salmonella in it, which led to allegations of pollution.
After 47 people in 22 states said they got sick after eating the products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) widened the recall and sent out a safety alert on January 18.
Added to the recall are all Sam’s Club-sold quantities of “Busseto Foods Charcuterie Sampler Prosciutto, Sweet Sopressata, and Dry Coppa,” as well as “Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta dry salami, dry coppa, and prosciutto coated in black pepper.”
There is a twin bundle available for both items. The investigation into the potential contamination of further products is ongoing.
Consumers whose refrigerators contain these items should refrain from consuming them. Recycle them or return them to the location where you made the purchase. Additionally, surfaces and objects that may have been in contact with these products should be washed and sanitized.
Salmonellosis, a bacterial foodborne illness that typically manifests within six hours to six days, is contractible through the consumption of contaminated food. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. On average, the duration of the illness is between four and seven days.
Individuals in their youth, old age, or compromised immune systems may be more susceptible to developing a severe illness. Individuals who have concerns regarding the possibility of contracting an illness due to contamination should promptly consult with their healthcare provider.
Dial 866-552-4916, consumers who have inquiries about the recall can reach the Busseto Recall Hotline.