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Meat packages recalled due to salmonella risk Meat distributed in New Jersey recalled due to salmonella risk

Press of Atlantic City - 12/18/2017

Salami and prosciutto packages produced in Canada and shipped to New Jersey have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination, federal officials said.

The recall, which was issued Saturday, is for ready-to-eat products made by Piller's Fine Foods, of Waterloo, Canada, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service.

The products affected are vacuum-sealed plastic packages labeled "Black Kassel Piller's Dry Aged D'Amour Salami" and "Black Kassel Piller's Dry Aged Speck Smoked Prosciutto" with a best before date of May 12, 2018, a news release said.

Anyone who purchased the salami or prosciutto should throw it away or return it to the store, officials said.

The meat was produced in Canada and sent to distribution centers in New Jersey and other states, according to the FSIS. As of Sunday, the agency did not have a list of retail locations where the product was sold.

A sample of the meat tested positive for salmonella, according to the news release. There were no reports of illness from the products, FSIS said.

People who eat food contaminated by salmonella can develop a bacterial illness that causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, officials said. Symptoms usually occur 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food and normally last four to seven days, the release said.

Most people recover without treatment, although some with severe cases may have to be hospitalized, according to the FSIS.

Officials advised those suffering from symptoms to contact their health care providers.

Piller's produced the recalled salami and prosciutto in September and October, and the products were shipped to distribution centers in New Jersey, California, Illinois, Michigan and New York, officials said.

Consumers with questions may call Piller's President Trent Hilpert at 519-743-1412, ext. 240.

Contact: 609-272-7411 JTomczuk@pressofac.com Twitter@ACPressTomczuk

 
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