Costco’s Charcuterie Meats Linked to Salmonella

Charcuterie meats sold at Costco and Sam’s Club are linked to dozens of Salmonella cases across the United States.

Forty-seven cases, including 22 hospitalizations, have been linked to the Salmonella outbreak across 22 states since January 5, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started the investigation.

The agency warns against consuming the Busseto charcuterie sampler sold at Sam’s Club that contains prosciutto, sweet soppressata, and dry coppa, regardless of their lot code. The possibly contaminated product comes in a twin-pack of two 9-oz packages.

Fratelli Beretta’s Antipasto Gran Beretta sold at Costco may also have been contaminated, the CDC warns. The product contains black pepper-coated dry salami, Italian dry salami, dry coppa, and prosciutto and comes in a twin pack of two 12-oz packages. Any lot code of these products could be contaminated.

Charcuterie Meats.

These products should not be consumed while the investigation is ongoing. If you purchased them, wash surfaces and containers that may have touched these products using hot, soapy water or a dishwasher.

Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of these Salmonella infection symptoms:

  • Diarrhea and a fever above 102°F.
  • Diarrhea lasting for more than three days that is not improving.
  • Bloody diarrhea.
  • Severe vomiting that prevents you from keeping liquids down.
  • Signs of dehydration include less frequent urination, dry mouth and throat, and dizziness when standing up.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection usually start six hours to six days after swallowing the bacteria. Most infected people experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps and recover without treatment after four to seven days.

However, children, adults 65 years and older, and those with weakened immune systems may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.

Salmonella bacteria cause about 1.35 million infections in the U.S. every year. It can be found in many foods, including chicken, pork, fruits, vegetables, and even some processed foods. Contaminated foods usually look and smell normal.

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