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Ruling: Spice Co. Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Owes $33 Million

A New York-based spice company whose pepper was pinpointed as the source of a 2009-10 Salmonella outbreak owes $33 million to the salami maker that had to recall 1.4 million pounds of meat products because they were made with the contaminated spices, ruled a judge Monday. In March of 2010, salami and other ready-to-eat meats… Continue Reading

Top Food Safety Stories of 2010: No. 7

In our countdown of the top 17 food safety stories of the year, number 7 is about pepper. In a year when various strains of Salmonella infected people eating alfalfa sprouts, shell eggs, and cheesy chicken frozen rice, or handling frozen rodents and water frogs, a Salmonella Montevideo outbreak involving red and black pepper and… Continue Reading

1st Quarter Recalls Top 9.1 Million Pounds

About 4,595 tons of meat and meat products were recalled during the first quarter of 2010, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Twenty-one recalls were recorded during the quarter.  The largest recall for over 5.7 million pounds of beef and veal came in two stages by… Continue Reading

Salami Maker Sues Pepper Suppliers

In the last two months, Daniele International Inc. has recalled 1.4 million pounds of its ready-to-eat meats because they became contaminated with Salmonella Montevideo, a strain now responsible for an outbreak that has infected 252 people in 44 states and the District of Columbia since July 4. According to Daniele, the company has suffered significant… Continue Reading

CDC Says Two Strains Possible In Outbreak

The nationwide Salmonella outbreak associated with Italian-style salami may involve two strains of the pathogen, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has confirmed. In the latest update, CDC said 225 people in 44 states and the District of Columbia were infected with Salmonella Montevideo.  And for the first time, it… Continue Reading

Chicago Man Sues Over Salami Illness

Illinois resident Raymond Cirimele regularly purchased Daniele Inc. Italian-style salami products at a Costco store in Cook County. Last November he ate some of that pepper-coated salami and was infected with Salmonella Montevideo. After that, Cirimele experienced all sorts of gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhea, aches and pains, fever, and severe abdominal cramps. He spent from… Continue Reading