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CDC Updates Salmonella Outbreak Related to Italian-Style Meats

The federal agency is advising people to not eat Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged uncured antipasto trays.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people to not eat the Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged uncured antipasto trays. These trays can include uncured salami, prosciutto, coppa, or soppressata. They were sold nationwide and have “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022.

Initially, the company, Fratelli Beretta, issued a recall on August 27 on just one of their products: The 24-oz. trays containing 2 12-oz packages of “Fratelli Beretta Uncured Antipasto Prosciutto, Soppressata, Milano Salami & Coppa with best by dates of AUG 27 21 through FEB 11 22 and it has a UPC code 073541305316.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 7543B” printed on the packaging next to the best by date. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The CDC made the distinction to not eat any of the uncured deli meat trays.

There has been 36 reported illnesses, 12 hospitalizations, and no reported deaths. This has been reported in 17 states. The CDC pointed out that the outbreak may extend into other states because many people can recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella.

The investigation is ongoing to determine if additional products are linked to illness.