At stores like Costco and Sam’s Club a link has been identified between trays of deli appetizers and a recent outbreak of salmonellaresulting in the hospitalization of several people.
A total of 47 individuals in 22 states have reported illnesses, and of these, 10 have required hospitalization, after consuming meat products from the Busseto and Fratelli Beretta brands.
Salmonella cases in the US due to products sold at Costco and Sam’s Club
This was confirmed by officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday.
Previously, the CDC had issued a warning about a specific lot of recalled Busseto charcuterie trays.
The agency is currently recommending merchants and consumers avoid consuming, selling or serving any batches of these products.
The products involved are Busseto charcuterie assortment available at Sam’s Club and the products Antipasto Gran Beretta from Fratelli Beretta sold at Costco.
These trays come in double packs that contain a variety of meats such as prosciutto, sweet soppressata, coppa, black pepper coated salami, Italian salami and prosciutto.
What is salmonella?
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious illness, especially in children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems.
Although rare, the infection can be fatal.
According to information from the CDC, symptoms of salmonella include fever and stomach cramps, which usually appear between 6 hours and 6 days after infection.
Most people recover within 4 to 7 days without antibiotic treatment, although some cases require hospitalization.