Italian-style meats linked to salmonella outbreak


(WTAJ) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a nationwide salmonella outbreak liked to Italian-style meats.

After an investigation into the outbreak, the CDC discovered that most people ate the Fratelli Beretta brand uncured antipasto trays before they got sick.

The CDC is advising people to not eat Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged uncured antipasto trays which include uncured salami, prosciutto, coppa or soppressata. The contaminated packages were sold nationwide and have “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022.

What you should do:

  • Do not eat Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged uncured antipasto trays with “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022. Throw them away, even if some of them were eaten and no one got sick.
  • If you don’t know the brand of prepackaged Italian-style meats you have at home, don’t eat them and throw them away.
  • Wash items, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the products using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.

Italian-style meats sliced at a deli are not included in this alert. The CDC will continue its investigation into the outbreak to see if another brand may also be associated.

What are the symptoms of salmonella?

  • Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
    • Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
    • Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
  • Some people—especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems—may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
  • For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.

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