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Public Health Alert Issued for Recalled Meat Due to Salmonella Outbreak

The CDC reports nearly 50 illnesses and 10 hospitalizations for Salmonella in 22 states associated with charcuterie trays sold at Costco and Sam's Club, of which 5.5 tons was recalled recently.

Salmonella outbreak Costco Sam's Club meat trays
The recalled Busseto charcuterie sampler (left) was sold at Sam's Club, while the Fratelli Beretta sampler (right) was sold at Costco.
CDC

A public health alert has been issued due to concerns about Salmonella illnesses that may be associated with Busseto brand Charcuterie Samplers and Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Fratelli Beretta U.S.A. is the parent company of Busseto Foods, and manufactures both retail products. 

As we reported recently, 5.5 tons (approximately 11,097 pounds) of the charcuterie trays were recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The elevation to public health alert is in response to nearly 50 illnesses and 10 hospitalizations for Salmonella in 22 states associated with the recalled meat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Details about the recalled trays are below. Any lot code associated with either product is potentially contaminated, and the products are no longer sold at Costco and Sam's Club.

Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler

  • Has prosciutto, sweet soppressata, and dry coppa
  • Sold at Sam’s Club
  • Comes in a twin-pack (2 x 9oz)
  • Any lot code

Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta

  • Has black pepper coated dry salami, Italian dry salami, dry coppa, and prosciutto
  • Sold at Costco
  • Comes in a twin-pack (2 x 12oz)
  • Any lot code

The products of concern bear establishment number "EST. 7543B" and/or "EST. #47967" inside the USDA mark of inspection or printed on the package. 

FSIS has been working with the CDC and state public health partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of 47 Salmonella illnesses in 22 states with onset dates ranging from November 20, 2023, through January 1, 2024. In the ongoing outbreak investigation, the state of Minnesota identified the outbreak strain from an unopened Busseto brand charcuterie sampler, which led to the initial recall. 


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Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within six hours to six days after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts four-to-seven days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers' refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding the public health alert can contact the Busseto Recall Hotline at 866-552-4916.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or send a question via email to [email protected]. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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