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...]

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