20 peoplehave been reported sick from 8 states, and 3 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Most of the sick people (80%) are younger than 18 years old. Children are more likely to get very sick from Salmonella.
CDC is advising
people not to eat Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks. This product is primarily sold at Trader Joe’s grocery stores. Trader Joe’s has voluntarily stopped selling this product until we learn more.
with sick people show that the likely source of the outbreak is Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks.
Investigators are working to determine if additional products may
be contaminated. The true number of sick people is likely higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because some people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella.
This outbreak is different from other ongoing Salmonella outbreaksand
is caused by a different strain of Salmonella.
What You Should Do:
Do not eat Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks with any best-by date purchased from any store. Throw them away.
Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the products using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.