Food recall: Salami, prosciutto recalled for salmonella contamination

Black Kassel products are being recalled for salmonella contamination
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Piller’s Fine Foods of Waterloo, Canada, is recalling ready-to-eat salami and speck products that may contain salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.

The ready-to-eat speck prosciutto and salami items were produced on Sept. 22 and Oct. 12, 2017, respectively. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 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
  • 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.

The items were produced in Canada and shipped to distribution centers in Michigan, California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York. 

USDA officials said consuming food contaminated with salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment; however, some cases of diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is required.

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Consumers are urged not to eat these products and should throw them away or return the products to the place of purchase.

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