November 29, 2021

Salmonella Citterio Salame Sticks Outbreak Grows to 30

The Salmonella Citterio Salame Sticks outbreak has grown to include 30 patients in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is an increase of 10 patients since the last update on October 28, 2021. Six people are hospitalized because they are so ill. That is an increase of two more states in the case count. A recall was issued after the government discovered that the product was still being sold at one retail location, which was not named. The case count by state is: California (12), Illinois (4), Kansas (2), Maryland (1), Michigan (3), Minnesota (3), New Jersey (2), New Y0rk (1), Pennsylvania (1), and Virginia (2). The new states are Maryland and Pennsylvania. The pathogen that has caused these illnesses is Salmonella I … [Read more...]

Citterio Salame Stick Products Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Citterio Salame Stick products are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, according to the USDA. Euro Foods, of Freeland, Pennsylvania, doing business as Citterio USA Corp, is recalling about 119,091 pounds of salame stick products. A public health alert about these products was issued on October 29, 2021 instead of a recall because the government believed that the product was no longer in commerce. But, after the alert was issued, FSIS found product at one retail location, and two unopened, intact Citterio salame stick products collected by the California Department of Public Health tested positive for Salmonella. The Italian-style salame stick items were produced before October 25, 2021. They are 2 ounce packages containing "Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert Issued For Citterio Salame Stick Products

The USDA has issued a public health alert for Citterio Salame Stick products that are linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 21 people in eight states. A recall was not requested because the government thinks that these products are no longer for sale, and also because FSIS has not identified a specific contaminated lot. The company that made the sticks is Euro Foods of Freeland, Pennsylvania. The government is telling people to not eat any of these products no matter where they were purchased or their use by dates. We do know that they were sold at Trader Joe's and Wegmans grocery stores and may have been part of a Facebook giveaway. These Italian-style Salame stick items were made before October 25, 2021. The product that is subject to the public health … [Read more...]

Citterio Salame Sticks Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 21 in 8 States

The Citterio Salame Sticks Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 21 people in eight states, according to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is an increase of one new patient since the last update. More importantly, six people are now hospitalized, an increase of three new hospitalizations. That is a hospitalization rate of 33%, much higher than the typical rate for this kind of outbreak. The Salame Sticks were sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores and we now know that they were also sold at Wegmans stores. They may have been sold at other grocery stores around the country. No recall has been issued, but the CDC is advising consumers to not eat any Citterio Salame Sticks with any best by date no matter where they were sold; throw them away. The … [Read more...]

How Many Active Salmonella Outbreaks Are There in the U.S.?

Salmonella has been in the news a lot lately. So how many active Salmonella outbreaks are there in the U.S.? There are currently four active Salmonella outbreaks in the United States: One linked to red, yellow, and white onions; one linked to seafood sold by a company in Colorado; one linked to salami sticks, and one linked to crabmeat in Maine. Two of those outbreaks are on the FDA Core Investigation Outbreak Table; one is on the USDA Outbreak Table, and the Maine outbreak is not on either because it is not a multistate outbreak. Salmonella Oranienburg Outbreak Linked to Onions The huge Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak that is linked to imported red, yellow, and white onions has sickened at least 652 people in 37 states. One hundred twenty-nine people are … [Read more...]

Citterio Salame Sticks Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 20 in 8 States

The Citterio Salame Sticks Salmonella outbreak has now sickened at least 20 people in eight states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that three people living in that state were sickened. The outbreak has spread beyond that state. The Salame Sticks were sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores and may have been sold at other grocery stores around the country. Nine people were interviewed about the foods they ate before they got sick, and eight said they ate or maybe ate this product. Investigators are working to see if other products may also be contaminated. The patient case count by state is: California (8), Illinois (2), Kansas (1), Michigan (3), Minnesota (3), New Jersey (1), New York (1), and … [Read more...]

Citterio Salame Sticks Are Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak in Minnesota

Citterio Salame Sticks are linked to a Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota, according to a news releaseĀ issued by the Minnesota Department of Health. The Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks were sold at Trader Joe's stores and other retailers. Three people in Minnesota are part of this outbreak. The illness onset dates range from September 20, 2021 to September 29, 2021. One patient was hospitalized for two days, and all have recovered. All three patients said they ate Citterio Premium Italian-style Salame Sticks that were purchased at different Trader Joe's locations before they got sick. Other brands of salami sticks and Citterio products are not known to be part of this problem at this time, but public health officials are investigating. Since many people who are … [Read more...]

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