Last week, we told you that Italian-style meats were being linked to a Salmonella outbreak happening in Illinois, along with 16 other states. At the time, no brand name had been identified as being the source. Now, they have.

According to a release by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged uncured antipasto trays are are the foods you should be taking a close look at:

On August 27, 2021, Fratelli Beretta issued a recall of one of their uncured antipasto products; however, CDC continues to advise people to not eat any Fratelli Beretta brand Uncured Antipasto trays with “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022.

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Just How Big Is This Recall?

Fratelli Beretta USA Inc, a Mount Olive, New Jersey company, announced the 862,000 pounds of uncured antipasto products recall late Friday for 24-ounce trays of ready-to-eat meat shipped to retailers nationwide, including right here in Illinois. Costco posted a recall for the trays on its website Friday.

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Here's what Fratelli Beretta USA and the CDC say you should be checking your fridge or pantry for:

Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged Uncured Antipasto trays 

  • Sold in a variety of grocery stores and other food markets nationwide
  • Sold in vacuum-sealed plastic packages
  • Can include uncured salami, prosciutto, coppa, or soppressata
  • With “best by” dates on or before February 11, 2022
  • This does not include Italian-style meats sliced at a deli

The CDC has a longer list of meats that people involved in both outbreaks reported eating, and that list also included pepperoni.

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USA Today:

The USDA classified the announcement as a "Class I" recall and said this is "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

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