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Daniele International, Inc., a company operating in Pascoag and Mapleville, R.I., has issued a recall of about 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat varieties of Italian sausage products, including salami, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) became aware of the problem during the course of an ongoing investigation of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella serotype Montevideo illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FSIS, state health and agriculture departments and Daniele International are cooperating in the investigation. At presstime, no cause of the outbreak had been definitively identified.
Daniele has additionally recalled all products containing black pepper, which it believes is a possible source of contamination.
Each package of recalled product bears a label with establishment number “EST. 9992” or “EST. 54” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to retailers across the United States, as well as internationally. A retail distribution list will be posted on FSIS’ Web site at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/ Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.