The Fratelli Beretta recall tied to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak should include all of the company’s antipasto products, not just one, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in an outbreak update yesterday.
On August 27, 2021, Fratelli Beretta issued a recall for 24-oz. trays containing two 12-oz packages of uncured antipasto containing prosciutto, soppressata, Milano salami, and coppa. The trays, sold at Costco and elsewhere, have “best by” dates of August 27, 2021, through February 11, 2022, and the UPC code 073541305316.
Fratelli Beretta issued the recall after the CDC reported that the company 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. The recall includes 862,000 pounds 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.
Antipasto Meats Salmonella Outbreak
This outbreak includes 36 illnesses from 17 states. Twelve people have been hospitalized. Health officials used whole genome sequencing to identify the genetic “fingerprint” of the Salmonella strain cultured from these patients. They found that fingerprints from two strains (Salmonella Infantis and Salmonella Typhimurium) are associated with these illnesses.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. These symptoms usually develop within six to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. The people sickened in this outbreak, 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 case count 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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