Citterio salami sticks sold at Trader Joe’s and Wegmans are being recalled in connection with a Salmonella outbreak. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them.
The salami stick Salmonella outbreak has sickened 31 people in 10 states. Six people have been hospitalized.
Through epidemiologic and traceback investigations, public health officials identified Citterio Italian-style Salame Sticks as the source of this outbreak. They used whole genome sequencing to identify the genetic fingerprint of the Salmonella I 4,,12:i:- strain that sickened these patients.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which usually develop within 72 hours of exposure, include fever, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody. The people sickened in this outbreak reported the onset of symptoms on dates ranging from September 18, 2021, to October 18, 2021.
The California Department of Public Health performed tests on two unopened packages of this product. results showed they were contaminated with Salmonella. Further tests are underway to determine if the Salmonella strain found in the salami sticks matches the outbreak strain.
Salami Stick Recall
On November 10, 2021, Euro Foods of Freeland, PA issued a Salmonella salami stick recall. The recall includes 119,091 pounds of salami sticks produced prior to October 25, 2021. These products were sold nationwide and in Bermuda.
The recalled salami stick products have the following product information:
- Citterio “Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks ALL NATURAL”
- 2-oz packages
- “best by” dates through January 23, 2022, located next to the barcode.
- “EST. 4010” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
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