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New Jersey Company Recalls Nearly 1,000,000 Pounds of Antipasto Due to Salmonella Contamination

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., a Mount Olive establishment, is recalling approximately 862,000 pounds of uncured antipasto products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Infantis and/or Salmonella Typhimurium, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Officials said the ready-to-eat (RTE) uncured antipasto meat trays were produced on February 28, 2021, through August 15, 2021.

The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 24-oz. trays containing two 12-oz packages of “Fratelli Beretta UNCURED ANTIPASTO PROSCIUTTO, SOPPRESSATA, MILANO SALAMI & COPPA” with best-by dates of AUG 27 21 through FEB 11 22 and UPC code 073541305316.

According to company officials, the products are subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 7543B” printed on the packaging next to the best by date.

These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.                           

FSIS has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of 36 Salmonella Typhimurium and Infantis illnesses in 17 states, with onset dates ranging from May 9 through July 27.

Some ill people reported eating Fratelli Beretta brand uncured antipasto before they got sick and the traceback investigation confirmed that some of the ill people purchased uncured antipasto trays produced by Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc.

Recall

FSIS continues to work with the CDC and state and local public health partners on this investigation to determine if additional products are linked to illness. FSIS will provide updated information if it becomes available.

NJ Health officials said consuming 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 6 hours to 6 days after eating the contaminated product.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.