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June 20, 2010: CDC Final Update Of Daniele Ready-To-Eat Meats Salmonella Outbreak

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its final update on the multistate Salmonella serotype Montevideo outbreak associated with Daniele International, Inc., salami and ready-to-eat meat products.

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In their report, dated May 4, 2010, the CDC indicated that there were a total of 272 confirmed Salmonella food poisoning cases reported in 44 states since July 2009. According to the CDC, the outbreak was linked to a variety of meat products that had been produced using contaminated black and red pepper.

On January 23, Daniele Inc., a Rhode Island-based company, recalled 1.3 million pounds of ready-to-eat meat products, following an intensive public health investigation which suggested that Daniele Inc., salami was the source of the outbreak.  The Daniele recall was later expanded to include additional meat products that had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. By February, the Rhode Island Department of Health detected the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo in an unopened container of crushed red pepper, supplied by Wholesome Spice, to Daniele Inc., for the production of Daniele salami products.  For a listing of recalled Daniele Inc., products see Salmonella Sausage/Salami Recall.

Further investigation led to recalls of black and red pepper by Wholesome Spice, a New York-based company and Mincing Overseas Spice Company, based in New Jersey.  The recalled peppers were reportedly distributed nation-wide and led to further recalls by companies who had purchased pepper from either of these two suppliers. For additional information regarding recalled products containing the recalled black or red pepper see Salmonella Pepper Recall.

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