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Costco product linked to salmonella cases

By Tri-City Herald
Published: January 19, 2024, 9:05pm

KENNEWICK — Charcuterie meats sold at Costco and Sam’s Club have sickened residents of Washington and 21 other states with salmonella, says the Washington state Department of Health.

It reported five cases in Washington since December linked to the meats, although it suspects there were more since many people may not have gone to a health care provider or been tested for the infection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that these products be returned or thrown out:

  • Fratelli Beretta Antipasto Gran Beretta sold by Costco. This product contains black pepper-coated dry salami, Italian dry salami, dry coppa and prosciutto and is sold as a two-pack. It has a “Best By” date prior to June 13, 2024.
  • Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler sold at Sam’s Club. The product contains prosciutto, sweet soppressata and dry coppa. There are no Sam’s Club store locations in Washington.

Four of the salmonella cases in Washington were linked to the Costco product and the other person reported eating some type of Italian-style charcuterie meat.

None of the people who fell ill in the state were hospitalized.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain and sometimes vomiting. Symptoms usually begin one to three days after exposure and last four to seven days. Most people recover on their own without antibiotic treatment.