Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Salami Sticks
- Illnesses: 34
- Hospitalizations: 7
- Deaths: 0
- States: 10
- Recall: Yes
- Investigation status: Closed
Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks
- Sold at stores nationwide
- “Best by” dates through January 23, 2022
- See recall noticeexternal icon for more information
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.
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.