Pepper-Coated Salami

Pepper-Coated Salami is being recalled, over a suspected Salmonella outbreak.

According to the health officials, around 8 people from Oregon, and 14 from Washington reported sick in a Salmonella outbreak. Officials also said that around 184 people spread over 38 states, have fallen sick since July. However there is no news of any death, due to Salmonella outbreak, so far. Officials couldn’t figure out a connection between the sickness and the patients from across the Country. Finally they had a break of sorts, when they noticed that numerous patients had shopped at Costco, prior to falling sick. The recalled products are widely sold at groceries, warehouse stores and online. Vendors include Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club, Amazon and others, according to the Public Health Division. The Salami was sold in grocery and big-box stores and online under the Daniele brand, but several items with the Boar's Head, Black Bear and Dietz and Watson labels are included. All of the recalled products have a USDA mark that says "EST. 54" or "EST 9992."
 
Daniele International Inc. has recalled one million pounds of pepper-coated salami over the salmonella outbreak, but they also claim that they recalled the meat, just as a precaution. An epidemiologist at the public health division in Oregon said that Daniele International Inc.’s salami could be the culprit, as he compared the shopping receipts of many of the patients.

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Daniele Company is recalling almost 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat Italian sausage products because of possible salmonella contamination. The recall is part of a multi-state outbreak. However, investigators are still working to determine the exact source of the contamination. Testing has found salmonella in the recalled products, but so far the strain that was found is different than the one involved in the outbreak.
 
The products subject to recall include:
    
  • 8-ounce packages of "DIETZ & WATSON ARTISAN COLLECTION PARTY PLATTER PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO."
  • 8-ounce packages of "DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO."
  • 16-ounce packages of "DANIELE GOURMET COMBO PACK, PEPPER SALAME, CAPOCOLLO, CALABRESE."
  • 500-gram packages of "DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK EMBALLAGE ASSORTI GOURMET ITALIEN, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, CALABRESE PIQUANT, SALAMI AU POIVRE, HOT CAPOCOLLO, CAPOCOLLO PIQUANT."
  • 8-ounce packages of "BOAR'S HEAD BRAND ALL NATURAL SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER."
  • Catch weight packages of "DIETZ & WATSON ARTISAN COLLECTION, BABY GENOA PEPPER SALAME, MADE WITH 100% PORK COATED WITH BLACK PEPPER AND PORK FAT."
  • 20-ounce variety packages of "DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SWEET SOPRESSATA, PEPPERED GENOA, MILANO SALAME."
  • 21-ounce variety packages of "DANIELE GOURMET ITALIAN DELI SELECTION, SWEET SOPRESSATA SALAMI, PEPPERED GENOA SALAMI, HOT SOPRESSATA SALAMI, MILANO SALAMI, SALAMI SOPRESSATA DOUX, SALAMI GENOA POIVRÉ, SALAMI SOPRESSATA PIQUANT, SALAMI MILANO."
  • 7-ounce packages of "DANIELE SALAME BITES PEPPER SALAME."
  • 14-ounce packages of "DANIELE GOURMET ITALIAN DELI SELECTION ASSORTMENT DE FINES CHARCUTERIE ITALIENNE, SWEET SOPRESSATA SALAMI, MILANO SALAMI, SALAMI SOPRESSATA DOUX, SALAMI MILANO."
  • Catch weight packages of "DANIELE NATURALE SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER."
  • 32-ounce variety packages of "DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SWEET SOPRESSATA, PEPPERED GENOA, MILANO SALAME."
  • 10-ounce packages of "DANIELE NATURALE SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER."
  • Catch weight packages of "DANIELE PEPPER SALAME."
  • 9-ounce packages of "BLACK BEAR OF THE BLACK FOREST BABY GENOA PEPPER SALAME."
  • 20-ounce packages of "DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SMOKED SALAME, PEPPERED SALAME, RUSTIC SALAME."
  • 340- and 454-gram packages of "DANIELE SURTIDO FINO ITALIANO, SALAMI GENOA CON PIMIENTA, LOMO CAPOCOLLO, SALAMI CALABRESE."
  • 16-ounce packages of "DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO."
Each package bears a label with establishment number "EST. 9992" or "EST. 54" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were distributed to retail establishments nationwide, as well as internationally. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on FSIS' Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp

The Rhode Island Meat Company recalled the salami, after officials conducting a months-long, multistate investigation of a salmonella outbreak compared shopping receipts of those who got sick. The recall by Daniele International Inc. comes amid an outbreak that's sickened 184 people in 38 states since July.  Daniele has been identified as the source of the ongoing outbreak by William Keene, a senior epidemiologist at the public health division in Oregon, where eight people have gotten sick.

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Health officials say eight people from Oregon and 14 from Washington were sickened in a salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of more than 1 million pounds of pepper-coated salami. Officials said 184 people in 38 states have gotten sick since July. Nobody has died. Health officials said for months they couldn't find the cause, but finally got a break when they noticed several patients had shopped at Costco in Washington. Oregon health officials alerted consumers Saturday to a nationwide recall of about 1.24 million pounds of a variety of pepper-coated salami products over concerns about possible salmonella contamination.

The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 184 potential outbreak-associated cases have been identified in 38 states, including 14 in Washington and eight in Oregon. The 14 people in Washington were sick between July and December 2009; one was hospitalized and all have recovered, according to the Washington Department of Health. Daniele Inc., a Rhode Island company, voluntarily agreed to recall its pepper-coated salami and variety packs that contain any pepper coating. William Keene, a senior epidemiologist at the Oregon Public Health Division, said in a statement that consumers and food service providers who have any of the recalled products should discard or return them for a refund.
 
The recalled products are widely sold at groceries, warehouse stores and online. Vendors include Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club, Amazon and others, according to the Oregon Public Health Division. Most of the products are sold under the Daniele brand name, but several items with the Boar's Head, Black Bear or Dietz & Watson labels are also included. All of the recalled products carry a small round USDA mark that says "EST. 54" or "EST. 9992." Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact Daniele Inc. at www.danielefoods.com or call 888-345-4160. The CDC has posted information about the outbreak on its website at cdc.gov/salmonella.

Salami sold at Costco (NASDAQ:COST) , Walmart and elsewhere is being recalled in a nationwide salmonella outbreak that touches Oregon.  So far, 184 people have been sickened nationwide, with eight cases in Oregon and 14 in Washington, said William Keene, senior epidemiologist for Oregon's Public Health Division. The outbreak has been linked to salami sold by Daniele Inc., based in Pascoag, R.I., which has announced the recall of its pepper-coated salami and variety packs that contain the peppered salami.
 
The salami was sold in grocery and big-box stores and online, including at Sam's Club and on Amazon.com. Most was sold under the Daniele brand, but several items with the Boar's Head, Black Bear and Dietz and Watson labels are included. All of the recalled products have a USDA mark that says "EST. 54" or "EST 9992."
 
For a complete list, go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The first cases related to the outbreak popped up in Oregon in July, Keene said. The particular strain of salmonella involved, Montevideo, is a relatively common cause of food poisoning, making it difficult for investigators to pinpoint the culprit food. "This is a weird outbreak in a lot of ways because it's been such a long investigation," Keene said. "We've gone down a lot of dead ends until the puzzle pieces started to fit together." A Daniele spokesman disputed Keene's assessment, saying scientists have not proved that the salami caused the outbreak.
 
"We're doing the recall because our pepper-coated salami is one of the commonalities of people who've become sick," said spokesman Jason Maloni. "We're recalling far more product than necessary." Keene said the eight cases in Oregon spanned people from 14 to 82 years old, with four cases in Multnomah County, two in Washington County, one case in Clackamas County and a case in Jackson County. Both men and women in Oregon were sickened. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 38 states have cases, with the latest at the beginning of this month. The agency said more than 35 people have been hospitalized. It was not clear whether anyone in Oregon had been hospitalized. No one has died. Epidemiologists first noticed a spike in cases of people poisoned by the salmonella strain in July, but it was difficult to pinpoint the cause. Many of those questioned did not point to salami, Keene said.  "They were questioned left and right and they were asked about salami and very few of them said yes," he said.  He said a lab near Seattle came up with positive tests for salmonella in the past few days on salami made by Daniele that was purchased at a Costco in Washington.
 
Some scientists suspect that the pepper on the salami, which is known to pose a risk for salmonella, is at the heart of the outbreak. "The company doesn't test or process the pepper that they buy," Keene said. "That doesn't mean that they're bad people, but it may have slipped through their quality assurance program." The company is working with state and federal health officials to determine whether the pepper is the problem. Daniele plans to start irradiating its pepper next week, which would kill salmonella and any other harmful bacteria.
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