TUESDAY, October 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Citterio Premium Italian Style Salame Sticks, sold primarily at Trader Joe’s, are linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases in eight states, say the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most of the patients (80%) are younger than 18. Three people were admitted to hospital but no deaths were reported, the agency said in a statement. statement on the outbreak. The outbreak includes residents of California, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.
The actual number of sick people is likely to be higher than the reported number, and the outbreak may not be limited to states with known diseases. This is because some people recover without medical care and are not tested for salmonella, the CDC explained.
Trader Joe’s Grocery Stores stopped selling the products. Consumers with the products – regardless of the best-at-date or where they were purchased – should throw them away, the CDC said.
Use warm soapy water or use a dishwasher to wash items and surfaces that may have touched the products.
Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days after being exposed to the bacteria. Children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have serious illnesses.
Contact a healthcare provider if you have severe symptoms, the CDC has advised.
Salmonella causes approximately 1.35 million diseases, 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths in the United States each year, the CDC estimates. Earlier this month, the CDC warned consumers about another salmonella outbreak, with fresh onions identified as the source of infections in 37 states.
Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information salmonella.
SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CBS News