Minnesota Salmonella Case Linked to Citterio Brand Premium Italian Salam Sticks
State health officials advise Minnesotans not to eat Citterio-brand premium-quality Italian salam sticks
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials are warning Minnesota consumers not to eat premium Italian-style salam sticks produced by Citterio and purchased from Trader Joe’s or other retailers after linking infections to Salmonella to the product.
Three Minnesotans have been identified as part of this epidemic. The patients became ill between September 20 and September 29. One was hospitalized for two days and all recovered. All three cases report consuming Citterio Premium Italian Salam Sticks purchased at various Trader Joe stores. Health officials recommend against eating Citterio Premium Italian Salam Sticks that they might have at home. Other brands of salami sticks and other Citterio products are not known to be affected at this time, but the investigation to determine the extent of the problem is ongoing.
Since many cases of Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) do not seek health care and do not get tested, the number of sick people who are part of this outbreak is likely to be larger than the identified cases. . Therefore, health officials want to bring this outbreak to the attention of people who have fallen ill with symptoms of salmonellosis but have not yet seen a health care provider. These people should report this outbreak to their health care provider if they see one.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. Symptoms usually start within 12 to 96 hours of exposure, but they can start up to two weeks after exposure. Infections usually go away in five to seven days, but about 28% of laboratory-confirmed cases require hospitalization. Many Salmonella infections in otherwise healthy people do not require medical treatment. Sometimes more serious infections occur. For those seeking health care, most don’t need antibiotics. However, antibiotic treatment may be warranted in some cases. If you have consumed the offending product, become ill, and are concerned about your health, consult your health care provider.
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