A current recall doesn’t cover all Fratelli Berretta antipasto trays that pose a Salmonella risk, the CDC warns, and consumers shouldn’t eat any of them.
The prosciutto, soppressata, coppa, and salami recall was issued in connection with an ongoing Salmonella outbreak after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that Fratelli Berretta was identified by all but one of the outbreak patients who could recall a specific brand name or had shopper card records of their purchases. It covers 24-oz. trays containing two 12-oz packages of uncured antipasto, sold at Costco and elsewhere, with “best by” dates of August 27, 2021, through February 11, 2022, and the UPC code 073541305316.
The recall includes 431 tons of antipasto, but the CDC is now saying that’s not enough and is warning consumers not to eat any Fratelli Beretta brand antipasto trays with “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022.
Italian-style Meats Salmonella Outbreak
The ongoing Salmonella outbreak includes 36 illnesses from 17 states and 12 hospitalizations. Using whole genome sequencing to identify the genetic “fingerprint” of the Salmonella strain cultured from these patients, health officials found that fingerprints from two strains (Salmonella Infantis and Salmonella Typhimurium) are associated with this outbreak.
Symptoms of salmonellosis, which include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, usually develop within six to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. Outbreak patients, who range in age from 1 to 91 years old, reported the onset of Salmonella symptoms on dates ranging from May 9, 2021, to July 27, 2021.
The number of cases reported from each state is: Arizona (5), California (7), Colorado (1), Illinois (4), Indiana (1) Maryland (1), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Nevada (1), New York (1), Ohio (3), Oregon (1), Texas (2), Utah (1), Virginia (1), Washington (2) and Wisconsin (1).
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