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Outbreak Recall Continues To Grow

For the second time, Rhode Island-based Daniele Inc. has added both poundage and products to its ongoing recall of Italian-style sausage products.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the two additional products added to the recall are:

  • 3-ounce packages of “DANIELE NATURALE SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER.”
  • Approximately 6-pound packages of “DANIELE SALAME GRANDE COATED WITH PORK FAT & PEPPER.”

Those products add 23,754 pounds to a recall that now totals more than 1.3 million pounds.  The original Jan. 23 recall was first updated on Jan. 31 when three products and 17,235 pounds were added.  The additional products included:

  • Packages of “DANIELE HOT SOPRESSATA CALABRESE,” produced on 11/7/09, 12/16/09 and 12/18/09.
  • Packages of “DANIELE SOPRESSATA CALABRESE,” produced on 12/16/09 and 12/18/09.
  • Packages of “BOAR’S HEAD BRAND HOT SOPRESSATA CALABRESE,” produced on 11/28/09, 12/9/09 and 12/14/09.

The recalled products are associated with a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta reports 207 people have been infected with the matching strain of Salmonella Montevideo in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is investigating the pepper used to coat the recalled salami/salame, says the meat products being recalled have “an extended shelf life up to one year.”  FDA urged consumers to check the list to make sure they do not have any in their homes.

FDA has been testing both domestic and imported black pepper samples, but so far all have tested negative for Salmonella.  Testing continues.

The Rhode Island Health Department has tested pepper samples at Daniele’s from two different suppliers that have come back positive for Salmonella. Those pepper suppliers are Mincing Oversees Spice and Wholesome Spice.

For those who are checking their pantries, here’s the original recall list:

  • 10-ounce packages of “DANIELE NATURALE SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER.”
  • Catch weight packages of “DANIELE PEPPER SALAME.”
  • 9-ounce packages of “BLACK BEAR OF THE BLACK FOREST BABY GENOA PEPPER SALAME.”
  • 20-ounce packages of “DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SMOKED SALAME, PEPPERED SALAME, RUSTIC SALAME.”
  • 340- and 454-gram packages of “DANIELE SURTIDO FINO ITALIANO, SALAMI GENOA CON PIMIENTA, LOMO CAPOCOLLO, SALAMI CALABRESE.”
  • 16-ounce packages of “DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO.”
  • 8-ounce packages of “DIETZ & WATSON ARTISAN COLLECTION PARTY PLATTER PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO.”
  • 8-ounce packages of “DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO.”
  • 16-ounce packages of “DANIELE GOURMET COMBO PACK, PEPPER SALAME, CAPOCOLLO, CALABRESE.”
  • 500-gram packages of “DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK EMBALLAGE ASSORTI GOURMET ITALIEN, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, CALABRESE PIQUANT, SALAMI AU POIVRE, HOT CAPOCOLLO, CAPOCOLLO PIQUANT.”
  • 8-ounce packages of “BOAR’S HEAD BRAND ALL NATURAL SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER.”
  • Catch weight packages of “DIETZ & WATSON ARTISAN COLLECTION, BABY GENOA PEPPER SALAME, MADE WITH 100% PORK COATED WITH BLACK PEPPER AND PORK FAT.”
  • 20-ounce variety packages of “DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SWEET SOPRESSATA, PEPPERED GENOA, MILANO SALAME.”
  • 21-ounce variety packages of “DANIELE GOURMET ITALIAN DELI SELECTION, SWEET SOPRESSATA SALAMI, PEPPERED GENOA SALAMI, HOT SOPRESSATA SALAMI, MILANO SALAMI, SALAMI SOPRESSATA DOUX, SALAMI GENOA POIVRÉ, SALAMI SOPRESSATA PIQUANT, SALAMI MILANO.”
  • 7-ounce packages of “DANIELE SALAME BITES PEPPER SALAME.”
  • 14-ounce packages of “DANIELE GOURMET ITALIAN DELI SELECTION ASSORTMENT DE FINES CHARCUTERIE ITALIENNE, SWEET SOPRESSATA SALAMI, MILANO SALAMI, SALAMI SOPRESSATA DOUX, SALAMI MILANO.”
  • Catch weight packages of “DANIELE NATURALE SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER.”
  • 32-ounce variety packages of “DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SWEET SOPRESSATA, PEPPERED GENOA, MILANO SALAME.”

Each package bears a label with establishment number “EST. 9992” or “EST. 54” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Costco are among the national retailers selling these products.   A complete list posted on FSIS’ Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/ Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.

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