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Outbreak Summary

On August 24, 2021, the CDC announced that two separate outbreaks of Salmonella have been traced back to Italian-style meats. At least 36 people have become sick in 17 states spread across the country, and 12 people have been hospitalized.

According to the CDC, people got sick after eating salami, prosciutto, and other meats that can be found in antipasto or charcuterie assortments. On August 26th, the CDC announced that it had identified Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged Uncured Antipasto trays were a source for both outbreaks. (See below for recall information.) These products were widely distributed and available at grocery stores and other outlets such as Costco. Public health officials continue to investigate whether other products may be linked as well.

The fact that there are two separate outbreaks means that the public health officials have isolated two genetically distinct strains of Salmonella that are making people sick. In this case, one of the strains is called Typhimurium and the other is called Infantis.

OFT’s Salmonella lawyers have filed lawsuits on behalf of many individuals sickened by cured deli meats and we are actively investigating this outbreak. This page will update as we uncover more information. If you or a loved one believe you were sickened in this outbreak, please call or contact us using the form on this page for a free consultation.

More Details

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged Uncured Antipasto trays

A nationwide outbreak of Salmonella illness has been traced back to Fratelli Beretta brand Uncured Antipasto trays. These products are distributed nationwide and sold in vacuum-sealed plastic packages. They can include a variety of meats such as uncured salami, prosciutto, coppa, and soppressata. The implicated products have a “best by” date of February 11, 2022.

At least 36 people have been sickened by two different strains in 17 different states:

Both outbreaks are geographically widespread, but the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak is centered more in the upper Midwest:

The Salmonella Infantis outbreak is more prominent on the West Coast:

It is likely that many more people have been sickened, and that many more people will be sickened by these products.

Recall Information

On August 27th, Fratelli Beretta announced a recall of the following products:

  • 24-oz. trays containing two 12-oz packages of “Fratelli Beretta UNCURED ANTIPASTO PROSCIUTTO, SOPPRESSATA, MILANO SALAMI & COPPA” with best by dates of AUG 27 21 through FEB 11 22 and UPC code 073541305316.

Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Infantis

There are more than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella, but fewer than 100 cause infections in humans. One of these illness-causing strains is a serotype called Typhimurium, and another is called Infantis. These are the strains responsible for the current outbreaks. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized. Already, 12 people have been hospitalized in these outbreaks so far.

Salmonella can even be fatal when the infection leaves the intestines and travels to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. It is also possible to experience long-term side effects, including joint pain known as reactive arthritis, which is also called RA or Reiter’s Syndrome. This can last for months or years and result in chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Reactive arthritis can also lead to eye irritation and painful urination. In rare cases, some types of Salmonella cause typhoid fever, which can be fatal.

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers Can Help

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers was built to get the answers you need and the results you deserve. We have recovered millions for our clients and have forced the food industry to become safer for all of us.

Our Salmonella lawyers are renowned within the food safety industry, believe in the cases we take, and have the courtroom experience to get results. We handle food injury cases nationwide and are ready to put our knowledge, experience, and resources behind your case.

Contact us for more information

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is a national law firm that focuses on food safety and protection of those who have been infected. We have experience with all types of outbreaks, including Salmonella. We offer free consultations to anybody potentially impacted by a food poisoning outbreak, and will offer honest advice about whether it makes sense to file a Salmonella lawsuit.

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