Trader Joe's Salami Snacks Tied to 20 Salmonella Cases in 8 States

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By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks, sold chiefly astatine Trader Joe's, person been linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases successful 8 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Most of the patients (80%) are younger than 18. Three radical person been hospitalized, but nary deaths person been reported, the bureau said successful a statement on the outbreak. The outbreak includes residents of California, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

The existent fig of sick radical is apt higher than the reported number, and the outbreak whitethorn not beryllium constricted to states with known illnesses. That's due to the fact that immoderate radical retrieve without aesculapian attraction and aren't tested for salmonella, the CDC explained.

Trader Joe's market stores person stopped selling the products. Consumers with the products -- careless of best-by day oregon wherever they were bought -- should propulsion them away, the CDC said.

Use blistery soapy h2o oregon usage a dishwasher to lavation items and surfaces that whitethorn person touched the products.

Most radical infected with salmonella make diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days aft being exposed to the bacteria. Children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, and radical with weakened immune systems are much apt to person terrible illness.

Contact a wellness attraction supplier if you person terrible symptoms, the CDC advised.

Each year, salmonella causes causes astir 1.35 cardinal illnesses, 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths successful the United States, the CDC estimates. Earlier this month, the CDC warned consumers astir different salmonella outbreak, with caller onions identified arsenic the root of infections crossed 37 states.

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Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for much connected salmonella.

SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CBS News

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