Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Italian-Style Meats

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Posted August 31, 2021

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 36
  • Hospitalizations: 12
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 17
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Active
Cold smoked meat plate with pork chops, prosciutto, salami and bread sticks

Food Linked to Illnesses

Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged Uncured Antipasto trays 

  • Sold in a variety of grocery stores and other food markets nationwide
  • Sold in vacuum-sealed plastic packages
  • Can include uncured salami, prosciutto, coppa, or soppressata
  • With “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022
  • This does not include Italian-style meats sliced at a deli

Ill people reported eating Fratelli Beretta brand Uncured Antipasto trays before they got sick. The investigation is ongoing to determine if additional Fratelli Beretta products are linked to illness.

Recalled Food

On August 27, 2021, Fratelli Beretta issued a recallexternal icon of one of their uncured antipasto products; however, CDC continues to advise people to not eat any Fratelli Beretta brand Uncured Antipasto trays with “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022.

Recalled Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged Uncured Antipasto trays

  • Fratelli Beretta Uncured Antipasto prosciutto, soppressata, Milano salami & coppa 24-oz trays containing two 12-oz packages with “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022 (UPC code 073541305316)

Products have the establishment number “EST. 7543B” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s mark of inspection. See recall noticeexternal icon for more details.

What Everyone Should Do
  • Do not eat the recalled products or any other Fratelli Brand Uncured Antipasto trays with “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022. Throw them away, even if some of them were eaten and no one got sick.
  • If you don’t know the brand of prepackaged Italian-style meats you have at home, don’t eat them and throw them away.
  • Wash items, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the products 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
What Businesses Should Do
  • Do not sell or serve the recalled products or any other Fratelli Brand Uncured Antipasto trays with “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022.
  • Wash and sanitize containers and surfaces that may have come in contact with them.
  • Italian-style meats sliced at a deli are not affected by this advisory.
Symptoms of Salmonella
  • 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.