Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Salami Sticks
Posted November 12, 2021
Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks. California officials found Salmonella in these products.
- Illnesses: 31 (10 new)
- Hospitalizations: 6
- Deaths: 0
- States: 10 (2 new)
- Recall: Yes
- Investigation status: Active
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 23 people who were interviewed about foods they ate before getting sick, 22 (96%) reported eating or maybe eating this product.
Investigators are working to determine if additional products may be contaminated.
- Do not eat recalled Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks. Throw them away or return them to the store.
- Wash items and containers that may have touched the recalled product using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
- Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these severe Salmonella symptoms:
- Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
- Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
- Bloody diarrhea
- So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
- Signs of dehydration, such as:
- Not peeing much
- Dry mouth and throat
- Feeling dizzy when standing up
- Do not sell or serve recalled Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks.
- Wash and sanitize items and surfaces that may have come in contact with the recalled product.
- Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
- Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
- Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
- Some people—especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems—may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
- For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.