November 22, 2019

Venetian and Filicetti Sausage Recalled in Canada For Salmonella

Industry is recalling some ready-to-eat dried sausages , including Venetian and Filicetti brands, from the marketplace in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. These products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec at the retail level. There have been no reported cases of illness associated with the consumption of these products.

The recalled products include Venetian Abruzzo Sopressata, sold in variable size packages. There is no UPC number on this product. the code on the product is Best Before 2020 Sep 04 (Code 224). It was manufactured by Venetian Meat & Salami Co, Ltd, and was distributed in Ontario and Alberta.

The second recalled product is Filicetti brand Italian Style Sausage – mild, dry cured sausage, also sold in variable weight packages. There is no UPC number on this product either. The code on the product is 611. It was manufactured by Filicetti Foods Inc., and was distributed in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

This recall was triggered by test results. The government is conducting a food safety investigation and may recall more products. And the CFIA is making sure that industry is removing these recalled products from the marketplace.

If you purchased Venetian and Filicetti Sausage with these UPC numbers,┬ádon’t eat them, even if you plan to cook them. Throw them away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can, or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection can include fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that may be bloody. People usually get sick within 12 to 72 hours after consuming food contaminated with this pathogen. Most people recover without medical treatment, but there can be long term consequences of this infection, which include reactive arthritis and high blood pressure. If you do feel sick and have eaten this product, contact your doctor.

Venetian and Filicetti Sausage Recalled in Canada For Salmonella

 

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