The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating two salmonella outbreaks in 17 states that are possibly linked to Italian-style deli meat, officials said this week.
The agency announced Tuesday that 36 people from 17 states have reported salmonella sickness, and 12 of those people were hospitalized.
The CDC said there have been no deaths reported and the true number of cases is likely much higher since people can recover at home without getting diagnosed.
After investigating the matter, including interviewing some of the individuals who got sick, the CDC is telling people to avoid “Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged uncured antipasto trays. Trays can include uncured salami, prosciutto, coppa, or soppressata.”
The trays have “best buy” dates of Feb. 11, 2022, and were sold across the country, according to the agency.
The illness can last from four to seven days and cause diarrhea, fever and stomach cramping.
The elderly, immunocompromised individuals and children are most at risk to get seriously ill from salmonella.
Updated at 5:09 p.m.