By: Richard L. Smith
Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., based in Mount Olive, New Jersey, has announced a recall of approximately 11,097 pounds of Busseto Foods brand ready-to-eat charcuterie meat products.
The affected product is a ready-to-eat charcuterie sampler produced on October 30, 2023.
FSIS officials said in a statement that the recall specifically targets 18-oz. plastic tray packages labeled “BUSSETO FOODS CHARCUTERIE SAMPLER Prosciutto, Sweet Sopressata, and Dry Coppa” with the lot code L075330300 and a “BEST IF USED BY” date of APR 27, 2024.
These packages are sold as a twin pack, each containing two 9-oz. packages.
Each product bears the establishment number “EST. 7543B” inside the USDA mark of inspection and “EST. #47967” alongside the lot and date codes.
The recalled items have been distributed to Sam’s Club distribution centers across several states, including Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The recall was initiated after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture detected Salmonella in a sample of the product. FSIS, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health partners, is currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella.
An unopened sample of the charcuterie sampler, collected as part of this investigation, tested positive for Salmonella. Further tests are underway to determine if this sample is connected to the larger outbreak.
This investigation is ongoing, and FSIS advises consumers who have purchased these products to avoid consuming them.
They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.