CDC Widens Investigation into Charcuterie as Salmonella Outbreak Escalates

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a cautionary advisory, broadening its investigation into a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to certain charcuterie meat brands available at Costco and Sam’s Club. 

In an updated statement on Thursday, the CDC urged consumers to discard packages of Fratelli Beretta’s Antipasto Gran Beretta charcuterie from Costco and Busseto’s Charcuterie Sampler from Sam’s Club.

A spokesperson from Sam’s Club revealed that upon notification of the recall, the retailer promptly collaborated with the supplier to recall the specific lot code, removing the affected product from their clubs and instituting a sales block at registers.

This recent CDC alert follows a prior one on January 5, advising against the consumption of Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler from a lot, subject to a recall earlier in January. 

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CDC Investigators Assessing Potential Compromises

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a cautionary advisory, broadening its investigation into a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to certain charcuterie meat brands available at Costco and Sam’s Club.

CDC advises consumers that, following Friday’s disclosure by Costco about the voluntary recall of Fratelli Beretta meat due to potential salmonella contamination, caution should be exercised with the affected charcuterie product.

According to Costco’s communication to its members, the recall encompasses all products with a best-by date preceding June 13. 

Investigators from the CDC are actively assessing if additional products may be compromised in the ongoing probe.

The CDC reported an escalation in the outbreak, with 23 new salmonella cases identified in eight additional US states since their last advisory on Thursday. 

The cumulative case count now stands at 47 across 22 states, with Ohio reporting the highest number of infections.

Symptoms of salmonella infection typically include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. The CDC noted that, thus far, 10 individuals have been hospitalized due to this multi-state outbreak. 

As health authorities work diligently to contain the situation, consumers are strongly encouraged to stay informed about the ongoing investigation and to exercise caution with the identified charcuterie brands, to prevent potential health risks.

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