Salami Snack Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak in 10 States, CDC Says

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A salmonella outbreak has been linked to Citterio Brand Premium Italian-Style Salami Sticks, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Prevention. Thirty-one people in 10 states have become sick after eating the snack, authorities said.

California, Illinois and Kansas were affected by the outbreak. Anyone who may have purchased the product in grocery stores including Wegmans and Trader Joe’s has been advised to not eat them, CBS News reported.

The California Department of Health said two packages of unopened Citterio salami sticks were found to contain salmonella, a report said.

The CDC urged consumers to throw away any of the cured meat snacks with best-by dates through Jan. 23, 2022.

A recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said the illnesses started on Sept. 18 and continued through Oct. 18, the agency said, CBS News reported. 

Twenty-two percent of the 23 interviewed people said they ate Citterio’s salami sticks before becoming ill. Six people were admitted to hospital from the 31 cases, according to the agency.

The CDC advised consumers to wash any containers or counters that might have come in contact with salmonella.

Investigators are currently investigating whether additional products could be contaminated.

Most people infected with salmonella According to the CDC, symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually start six hours to six days after swallowing the bacteria. According to the agency, most people will recover on their own within four to seven days.

Children under 5 years old, people 65 years or older, and those with weak immune systems, may experience worsening symptoms and may need to be admitted.