21 Victims in Salmonella Outbeak linked to Citterio Brand Salami Sticks
On the 28th of October, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a public health safety alert confirming 21 cases of Salmonella linked to the Citterio Brand Premium Italian-Style Salami Sticks. These products are sold mostly at Trader Joe’s and Wegmans.
In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) official outbreak report, they report 21 illnesses in this Salmonella outbreak, with 6 hospitalizations, across 8 states. These states, containing individuals infected by Salmonella due to Citterio Brand’s Salami Sticks include California, Kansas Minneosta, Illlinois, Michigan, New York, Virginia and New Jersey. California has more victims than any other state. The Salmonella strain identified is “Salmonella I 4,,12:I.”
The investigation conducted by public health officials in the various states included the questioning of 15 individuals about the food they consumed before becoming ill. Out of the 15 who were interviewed, 93% (14) reported their consumption of the afore-mentioned product.
According to salmonella lawyer Dr. Anthony Coveny, “The most alarming fact about Citterio Brand’s Salmonella Outbreak due to their Salami Stick product, is the fact that most infected individuals are under the age of 18 years.”
According to another National Food Poisoning Lawyer, Ron Simon, “Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 6 to 72 hours after the bacteria are ingested. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. If you have salmonella poisoning, you may also experience chills, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Salmonella is often diagnosed, before positive stool test, as gastroenteritis.”
Individuals with compromised or weakened immune systems, such as pregnant women, the elderly or children are most likely to experience the most intense level of Salmonella hospitalizations, or in some cases, hospitalization. While the Citterio Brand Premium Salami Sticks may have been sold at various other grocery stores, the reported stores previously found to have been selling the afore-mentioned product was Trader Joe’s and Wegmans. Individuals whom have purchased the Citterio Brand Salami Sticks should promptly dispose of the product or return to the location of purchase for a full and complete refund.