June 15, 2010: Salmonella Montevideo Outbreak Linked To Daniele Inc., Ready-to-eat Meat Products

On May 4, 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its final update on the Salmonella Montevideo outbreak associated with salami and other ready-to-eat meat products produced by Daniele International, Inc. The CDC has confirmed that 272 people were sickened in 44 states since July 2009. According to the CDC, the Salmonella Montevideo outbreak has been linked to black and red pepper as well as a variety of meat products made with the pepper.

On January 23, Daniele Inc., a Rhode Island-based company, recalled 1.3 million pounds of ready-to-eat meat products. The recall was announced after the Rhode Island Department of Public Health found the strain of Salmonella Montevideo in samples of black and red pepper used in the production of these Italian-style meats. For a listing of recalled Daniele Inc., products see Salmonella Sausage Recall.

The CDC’s investigation of the Salmonella Montevideo outbreak led to recalls of pepper by Wholesome Spice, a New York-based company and by Mincing Overseas Spice Company, based in New Jersey.

The pepper was reportedly distributed nation-wide and has led to more recalls from companies who purchased pepper from either of these two suppliers. For additional information regarding recalled products containing black or red pepper see Salmonella Pepper Recall.

In addition, the CDC reports 11 confirmed cases of Salmonella Senftenberg, a different serotype of Salmonella, which may also have been linked to the pepper and salami products.

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