Salami stick recall salmonella outbreak rises to 31 cases in 10 states


A salmonella outbreak linked to a Pennsylvania company’s salami sticks has increased to 31 cases in 10 states, according to the Food Safety and Food Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture.

Euro Foods of Freeland, Pa., Has recalled 119,019 pounds of Citterio-branded Premium Italian Salam Sticks.

FSIS said the situation worsened from a health alert to be recalled after observing that the sticks were still available at a retail store and that two samples in California tested positive for salmonella.

The sticks were produced before October 25.

Product details are:

  • 2 ounce packages containing All-Natural Citterio Premium Italian Salam Sticks with “best before” dates until January 23, 2022, located next to the barcode with the EST establishment number. 4010 inside USDA inspection mark.

FSIS said it was working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state public health partners to investigate 31 cases of salmonella in 10 states with onset dates ranging from September 18 to October 18.

“The epidemiological and tracing investigation identified that sick people were consuming Citterio Italian salam sticks produced by Euro Foods Inc.

Two intact, unopened packages of Citterio Italian Salam Sticks collected by the California Department of Public Health as part of the ongoing investigation have tested positive for Salmonella. Further testing is underway to determine if product samples are linked to the outbreak. FSIS continues to work with federal and state public health partners to determine if there are other illnesses related to these products. “

Salmonella can cause “salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses,” according to FSIS.

“The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within six hours to six days of consuming the contaminated product.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In certain [people], however, the diarrhea can be so severe that the patient must be hospitalized.

The elderly, infants and [people] with a weakened immune system are more likely to develop serious illness.

For more information, contact Joseph Petruce, senior vice president of Citterio USA, at (800) 435-8888 and or [email protected]


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