Charcuterie products sold at Sam's Club recalled over salmonella concern
A New Jersey company is recalling some meat products sold at Sam’s Club that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Fratelli Beretta is recalling 11,097 pounds of Busseto Foods charcuterie packages sold in Ohio and seven other states.
The ready-to-eat charcuterie sampler product was produced on October 30, 2023. The following products are subject to recall:
18-oz. plastic tray packages containing “BUSSETO FOODS CHARCUTERIE SAMPLER Prosciutto, Sweet Sopressata, and Dry Coppa” with lot code L075330300 and “BEST IF USED BY APR 27 24.” The products are sold as a twin pack with two 9-oz. packages.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7543B” inside the USDA mark of inspection and “EST. #47967” printed with the lot and date codes. These items were shipped to Sam’s Club distribution centers in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Eating food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.
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.
Most people recover without treatment. However, in some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.
Adults, infants, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider.
The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified that a sample collected by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture tested positive for Salmonella.
Minnesota collected unopened ready-to-eat charcuterie sampler products as part of the investigation. The product tested positive for Salmonella. Further testing is ongoing to determine if the product sample is related to the outbreak.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in refrigerators. Anyone who purchased the recalled products is urged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.