Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nationwide salmonella outbreak leads to FDA investigation

At least 213 people in 42 states have been sickened in an outbreak of salmonella that has been traced back to consumption of sausage products manufactured by Daniele International Inc., based in Rhode Island. The company, which produces a variety of meat and processed meat products that are distributed around the country, announced a voluntary recall in January of over 1.2 million lbs of meat products, which was expanded to cover additional products on February 4. The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a news release informing consumers of the issue.

It is unclear where the contamination originated, although the FDA and the Department of Agriculture are currently investigating whether black pepper used in the manufacture of these products could have contributed.

Please call Turkheimer & Hadden, LLC, if you have questions about food contamination or adulterated food products.

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