The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding warning About a salmonella outbreak linked to trays of grilled meats sold at Costco and Sam's Club stores.
Since the investigation was first published earlier this month, there have been at least 47 known illnesses and 10 hospitalizations in 22 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The products suspected of being contaminated are the Busseto charcuterie Sampler brand, sold at Sam's Club, and the Fratelli Beretta Antipasto Gran Beretta brand, sold at Costco. They come in double packages and contain dried meats such as salami, prosciutto, coppa and soppressata.
While the investigation is still ongoing, the CDC advises customers not to handle the products and to wash any items that may come into contact with them.
Salmonella The bacteria can cause severe illness, especially in young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Common symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms can appear anywhere from six hours to six days after first contact.
The CDC says people should contact their health care provider right away if they have any of the following symptoms: diarrhea, fever higher than 102 degrees F, diarrhea for more than three days without improvement, bloody stools, prolonged vomiting, and signs of dehydration. .
according to WarningInvestigators are still in the process of determining whether any other products were contaminated.
A spokesperson for the two brands, which are part of the same company, said they were cooperating with authorities, but had nothing to add beyond the information contained in Public health alert It was published by the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Thursday.
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