US alert for meat contaminated with salmonella: It is sold at Walmart, Sam’s and HEB in Mexico

Federal health officials in The United States has extended a warning for salmonella poisoning linked to deli platters or appetizers sold at Sam’s Club and Costco stores.

At least 47 people in 22 states have become ill and 10 people have been hospitalized, after eating sausages and meats from the Busseto and Fratelli Beretta brands, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this Thursday, January 18.

The CDC previously warned about a recalled batch of Busseto brand deli assortment trays, but the agency is now advising retailers and consumers to do not eat, serve or sell any batch of these foods. These are the Busseto charcuterie assortment sold at Sam’s Club and the Antipasto Gran Beretta products of the Fratelli Beretta brand sold at Costco.

Meat trays come in twin packs including prosciutto, sweet soppressata and coppa, or black pepper coated salami, Italian salami, coppa and prosciutto.

Salmonella can cause serious illness, especially in young children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system. In rare cases, the bacterial infection can be fatal.

Busseto and Fratelli Beretta: This we know about meat contaminated with salmonella

Unlike the alert for melons that pointed to Mexico as one of the packers of the product, the sausages indicated for causing salmonella belong to the Fratelli Beretta brand, an Italian company founded in 1812 with a presence in 40 countries.

Fratelli Beretta is in charge of Busseto, a line of sausages such as salami, which are produced in Fresno, California, and then sold.

Stores such as HEB, Sam’s Club, Mundo Gourmet and Walmart sell Fratelli Beretta products in Mexico, either online or in their branches. At the moment there have been no salmonella alerts in the country, despite the proximity to California and its marketing nationwide.