Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Salami Sticks

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Posted December 8, 2021

This outbreak is over. Stay up to date on food recalls and outbreaks to avoid getting sick from eating contaminated food.

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 34
  • Hospitalizations: 7
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 10
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Closed
Salami stick packaging
Recalled Food

Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks

California officials found Salmonella in two packages of unopened Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks. Among 27 people who were interviewed about foods they ate before getting sick, 25 (93%) reported eating or maybe eating this product.

What You Should Do

Check your home for recalled products. If you have any left:

  • Do not eat them. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled product using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.

Always follow these four food safety steps:

  • Clean: Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often.
  • Separate: Keep food that won’t be cooked separate from raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
  • Cook: Use a food thermometer to make sure you have cooked your food to a temperature high enough to kill germsexternal icon.
  • Chill: Refrigerate perishable food (food that goes bad) within 2 hours. If the food is exposed to temperatures above 90°F (like a hot car or picnic), refrigerate within 1 hour. Thaw food in the refrigerator, not on the counter.

Stay up to date on food recalls and outbreaks to avoid getting sick from eating contaminated food.