Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Recall of Ready-to-Eat Salami and Prosciutto Products

Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause the foodborne illness salmonellosis

Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Recall of Ready-to-Eat Salami and Prosciutto Products
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December 19, 2017

Piller's Fine Foods is recalling approximately 1,076 pounds of ready-to-eat salami and speck products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

The recalled speck prosciutto and salami products were produced on September 22, 2017 and October 12, 2017, respectively.

Recalled Product Details

The following products are subject to recall:

1) Vacuum-sealed random weight plastic packages containing Black Kassel Piller's Dry Aged D'Amour Salami with a 'Best Before' date of May 12, 2018.

2) Vacuum-sealed random weight plastic packages containing Black Kassel Piller's Dry Aged Speck Smoked Prosciutto with a 'Best Before' date of May 12, 2018.

These affected products were shipped to distribution centers in California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York.

Dangers of Salmonella

Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

What should consumers do?

Consumers who have purchased the impacted ready-to-eat salami and speck products are urged not to consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about this recall can reach Piller's Fine Foods by calling (519) 743-1412, dial extension 240.