Salami recall over suspected Salmonella outbreak

January 26th, 2010 - 3:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Portland, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Around 1 million pounds of pepper-coated salami is going to be recalled back, over a suspected salmonella outbreak. According to the health officials, around 8 people from Oregon, and 14 from Washington reported sick in a Salmonella outbreak. Officials also said that around 184 people spread over 38 states, have fallen sick since July. However there is no news of any death, due to Salmonella outbreak, so far.

Officials were perplexed, as they couldn’t figure out a connection between the sickness and the patients, who were spread over 38 states. Finally they had a break of sorts, when they noticed that numerous patients had shopped at Costco in Washington, prior to falling sick.

Daniele International Inc. has recalled more than one million pounds of pepper-coated salami over the salmonella outbreak, but they also claim that they recalled the meat, just as a precaution. An epidemiologist at the public health division in Oregon said that Daniele International Inc.’s salami could be the culprit, as he compared the shopping receipts of many of the patients.

A Daniele spokesman said that there was hardly any proof that could tie his company with the Salmonella outbreak, but still there were recalling the product just as a precaution.

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