Health warning issued on Citterio salame sticks
The Ministry of Health is advising retailers and consumers not to sell or consume a brand of salame sticks linked to a salmonella outbreak in the US.
A Government spokeswoman said a public health alert has been issued by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) relating to a salmonella outbreak linked to “Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks ALL NATURAL”.
The spokeswoman said local retailers were already aware of the warning and had taken action.
But she added: “Out of an abundance of caution, however, the Ministry of Health advises retailers and customers to be alert to these products. In line with advice given in the United States, we would advise consumers not to consume the affected product and to either throw them away or return to the place of purchase.”
She said the Italian-style salami stick items were produced before October 25, 2021, and consist of two-ounce packages containing Citterio “Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks ALL NATURAL” with “best by” dates up to January 23, 2022, located next to the barcode. The products are subject to the public health alert bear establishment number “EST. 4010” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
She said a recall in the US was not requested because FSIS has not identified a specific contaminated lot or lots.
Further details can be found on the FSIS website at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/fsis-issues-public-health-alert-salame-stick-products-due-possible-salmonella-1.