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Fratelli Beretta Recalls 862,000 Pounds of Meat Due to Possible Contamination

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Meats may be contaminated with Salmonella Infantis and/or Salmonella Typhimurium, according to the USDA.

Fratelli Beretta USA Inc., located in Mount Olive, NJ, is recalling about 862,000 pounds of uncured antipasto products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Infantis and/or Salmonella Typhimurium, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

FSIS has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of 36 Salmonella Typhimurium and Infantis illnesses in 17 states, with onset dates ranging from May 9 through July 27, 2021. Some ill people reported eating Fratelli Beretta brand uncured antipasto before they got sick and the traceback investigation confirmed that some of the ill people purchased uncured antipasto trays produced by Fratelli Beretta USA Inc. FSIS continues to work with the CDC and state and local public health partners on this investigation to determine if additional products are linked to illness.

The ready-to-eat uncured antipasto meat trays were produced from February 28, 2021 through August 15, 2021. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:   

24-oz. trays containing two 12-oz packages of “Fratelli Beretta UNCURED ANTIPASTO PROSCIUTTO, SOPPRESSATA, MILANO SALAMI & COPPA” with best by dates of AUG 27 21 through FEB 11 22 and UPC code 073541305316.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 7543B” printed on the packaging next to the best by date. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. 

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