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Update in National Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announces today that ground black pepper samples from an open container at Daniele Inc. has tested positive for salmonella. Further lab testing also shows that the ground pepper contains the same strain of salmonella that is associated with a national outbreak. This brand of ground pepper was only distributed to Daniele, Inc. in Rhode Island.

Because the sample was from an open container of ground pepper, it is considered to be probable as the source of the outbreak. Additional samples of ground pepper from closed containers at Daneile Inc., the distributor and the importer are being tested by HEALTH and FDA.

No additional items have been added to the recall list because of this finding. Consumers are advised to not eat the products listed below. HEALTH continues to work closely with CDC, FDA and Daniele Inc. to confirm the source of the outbreak.

Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Anyone with these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment.

All of the recalled products will have EST. 54 or EST. 9992 inside of the USDA seal. The recalled products include: Daniele Deli Selection (20oz) Daniele Surtido Fino Italiano (454g) Daniele Italian Brand Gourmet Pack (16 oz) Dietz and Watson Artisan Collection Party Platter Pack (8 oz) Daniele Italian Brand Gourmet Pack (8oz) Daniele Gourmet Combo Pack (16 oz) Daniele Surtido Fino Italiano (340g) Daniele Brand Gourmet Pack (Emballage Assorti Gourmet Italian) (500g) Boar’s Head All Natural Salame Coated with Coarse Black Pepper) (8oz) Daniele All Natural Salame Coated with Coarse Black Pepper) (10oz) Daniele Pepper Salame (catch weight) Black Bear Baby Genoa Pepper Salame (9oz) Dietz & Watson Artisan Collection Baby Genoa Pepper Salame (catch weight) Daniele Deli Selection (20 oz) Daniele Gourmet Italian Deli Selection (600g) Daniele Salame Bites Pepper Salame (7oz) Daniele Natural Salame Coated with Coarse Black Pepper (catch weight) Daniele Gourmet Deli Selection (Assortment De Fines Charcuterie Italienne) (400g) Daniele deli Selection (32oz)

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 01-28-2010

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