- US health authorities are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to sausages.
- The salmonella outbreak due to specific sausages is occurring in 17 states.
- More than a dozen people have been hospitalized due to the salmonella outbreak triggered by sausages.
Health authorities in the United States are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has been unleashed in 17 states by sausages that should no loger be eaten.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an investigation into a salmonella outbreak that may be related to Italian-style meats, in this case, cold cuts, ABC News reported on Thursday, August 26.
Salmonella outbreak investigated by sausages
The CDC reported 36 sick and 12 hospitalized in 17 states and found that most of those people had eaten trays or tables of uncured Fratelli Beretta brand antipasto before becoming ill, according to a release issued on Thursday.
The alert does not include deli cut meats, ABC News mentioned in its report. And despite the dozens of patients, so far no deaths have been reported.
Salami, prosciutto, among others, linked to salmonella outbreak from sausages
In its statement, the CDC advised people not to eat prepackaged trays of uncured Fratelli Beretta brand antipasto, which include uncured salami, prosciutto, capicola (cup) or soppressata (another type of salami).
Fratelli Beretta sausage trays were sold throughout the United States and have expiration dates of February 11, 2022 or even before that limit, ABC News said in its report on the salmonella outbreak.
They ask not to eat the sausages who triggered the alert at the CDC
Investigation is ongoing to determine if other products are linked to the diseases. For now, the CDC is asking people not to eat these trays of sausage.
In its statement, the CDC said that if you bought any of these Fratelli Beretta sausage trays you should throw them away, even if you’ve already eaten any of them and no one got sick. In turn, they emphasized that if you do not know the brand of these prepackaged meats in the Italian style that you have at home, do not eat them and throw them in the trash. They also said that you should wash items, containers and surfaces that may have touched these products in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.
Frozen shrimp recalled after increase in salmonella cases
Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spread a nationwide recall of frozen shrimp due to salmonella risks affecting major national chain stores such as Target, Whole Foods and Meijer.
Avanti Frozen Foods’ growing shrimp recall included cooked, peeled and cleaned products sold nationwide in various frozen package sizes between November 2020 and May 2021, according to FDA officials.
“This expansion of the recall was initiated due to a large number of precautions and will cover a large amount of product that has not been associated with any disease, but which has been carried out after discussions with the FDA and CDC and reflects Avanti’s commitment to public health and safety, ”the agency said.
Brands within the frozen shrimp recall include Whole Foods’ popular 365 product line, as well as white goods from the national supermarket chains Meijer and Food Lion, reported The New York Times.
Risk at other points of sale
According to the FDA report, batches of the contaminated products may have been sold at Mai Sushi inside some Target stores in California, as well as at Genji Sushi inside some Whole Foods Markets, also in California.
The FDA first issued its nationwide recall of Avanti-brand shrimp products in June of this year. At that time, six people had become ill with salmonella after eating the shrimp. To know the complete list of affected brands, click HERE.
The company Avanti Foods would have distributed shrimp of the brands 365, Censea, Chicken of the Sea CWNO, Hannaford, Meijer, Honest Catch, Open Acres and Waterfront Bistro, which were imported to the United States between December 2020 and February 2021.
Despite their import date, the FDA explains that they may have sold the frozen packages more recently. He also specified that some of these brands even come with a cocktail sauce.
The six reported cases of salmonella that were related to frozen shrimp were recorded in the states of Arizona and Nevada, where two people were hospitalized, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Although the cases are still concentrated in only two states of the country, the authorities warned that the product was sold throughout the United States, so they recommend the population not to eat, sell, or serve these frozen shrimp to customers from Avanti Frozen Foods.
Don’t eat these shrimp
The authorities recommend that consumers who bought frozen shrimp from some of the aforementioned brands, return the packages to the stores where they purchased them for their money to be reimbursed.
If anyone still has concerns, they can contact the company Avanti Frozen Foods at +914023310260 and +914023310261 to solve their doubts. The hours of operation of this telephone line are from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon.
Salmonella is a bacterial disease that causes serious infections, which in the case of young children, people with weakened immune systems or the elderly, can be fatal. People can begin to notice symptoms between six hours and six days after being exposed to the bacteria.
Healthy people who get salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, but most recover without treatment in about four to seven days, the CDC reported.
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