Cases nearly double as CDC expands warning about salmonella infections linked to grilled meats

Center for Disease Control

Grilled meat products that may be contaminated.


As salmonella cases linked to grilled meats double, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning in a new warning. Food safety alert Thursday.

There are now a total of 47 reported cases of illness, including 10 hospitalizations, in 22 states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York. , Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

That's nearly double the cases from the last update on Jan. 5 when 24 illnesses and five hospitalizations were reported in 14 states.

The CDC warns that the true number of illnesses is likely higher and could also be present in other states.

The warning is also now being expanded beyond one specific number from the Busseto Charcuterie Sampler brand.

The CDC now says: Do not eat, serve, or sell any of the following items (both sold in packages of two):

• A Busseto brand charcuterie sampler is sold at Sam's Club
• Fratelli Beretta Antipasto Gran Beretta brand sold at Costco

During the ongoing investigation, people should dispose of any of these products and use hot, soapy water or a dishwasher to clean surfaces and containers that may have come into contact with the recalled product, the CDC says.

It is still being determined whether any additional product may be contaminated.

Fratelli Beretta recalled more than 11,000 pounds of grilled meat products earlier this month, but only one specific code.

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People should contact their health care provider if they have diarrhea and a fever of 102 degrees F or higher, three or more days of diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, vomiting that prevents you from retaining fluids, or signs of dehydration: not urinating much; Dry mouth and throat or feeling dizzy when standing.

Salmonella symptoms usually begin six hours to six days after a person swallows the bacteria, and most people recover without treatment within four to seven days. But young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems can become severely ill.

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