Costco sold prosciutto and meat recalled for salmonella
- Recall of Costco: The wholesale club sold the recalled Fratelli Beretta undried antipasto trays.
- Fratelli Beretta recalls 862,000 pounds of untreated antipasto for possible salmonella.
- The recalled Italian meats have been linked to a salmonella outbreak with cases in 17 states.
Fratelli Beretta USA Inc. is recalling approximately 862,000 pounds of unsalted antipasto for possible Salmonella contamination, the latest deli-related outbreak.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Department on Friday evening announced a recall from Mount Olive, New Jersey, of 24-ounce trays of ready-to-eat meat shipped to retailers across the United States. country. Costco posted a recall of the platters on its website on Friday.
The recall comes days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it was investigating two outbreaks of salmonella in 17 states that allegedly involved Italian-style meats.
The CDC updated its investigation on Thursday and linked Fratelli Beretta’s vacuum-sealed plastic packaging to the outbreak.
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The recalled platters include prosciutto antipasto, soppressata, salami and coppa. The expiration dates of the products are from August 27 to February 11, 2022 and the UPC is 073541305316.
Establishment number “EST. 7543B ”is printed on the packaging next to the expiration date, indicates the notice.
Fratelli Beretta president Simone Bocchini said in a letter to Costco members that the recall was issued out of “great caution for the safety of consumers, due to possible exposure to salmonella.” The letter says consumers should not eat the product and return to their local Costco for a recall.
Meat-related salmonella outbreak
The CDC had a longer list of meats that people involved in both outbreaks said they ate. This list also included pepperoni. Meats are common in deli assortments.
No deaths have been reported from the outbreaks, but the CDC reported 36 illnesses and 12 hospitalizations between May and the end of July.
“Some sick people reported eating Fratelli Beretta brand non-dried antipasti before becoming ill and the traceback investigation confirmed that some of the sick people had purchased unsried antipasto platters produced by Fratelli Beretta USA Inc.” , indicates the recall notice.
The USDA classified the announcement as a “Class I” recall and said it was a “hazardous health situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious consequences. and harmful to health or death “.
Additional products could be linked to the outbreak, the USDA said, noting that it continues to investigate with the CDC and state and local health agencies.
California has had the most outbreak cases with seven, followed by Arizona with five, Illinois with four, and Ohio with three, according to the CDC. Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington each had two cases while Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin each had one.
Most people who get sick from salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps six hours to six days after being exposed to the bacteria, according to the CDC. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment.
If you face a higher risk of salmonella, the CDC advises heating all Italian-style meats to an internal temperature of 165 ° F or until heated through before eating.
Adults 65 years of age and older and people with weakened immune systems are considered to be at high risk for Salmonella. The CDC said salmonella can also make children under 5 very sick.
Consumers who have questions about the recall can call the Fratelli Beretta USA hotline at 1-866-918-8738.
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Contribution: Brett Molina, USA TODAY
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