Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is urging New Hampshire residents not to eat salami that has been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. A voluntary nationwide recall has been issued for various lots of salami packaged under the Daniele brand name as well as certain lots packaged under the Dietz & Watson and Boar’s Head brand names.
To date, there has been one case of illness in New Hampshire linked to this outbreak, an adult woman from Hillsborough County who is recovering from Salmonella poisoning. New Hampshire health officials are continuing to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on this investigation.
“Salmonella is a bacteria that is potentially deadly to people,” said Dr. Jose Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS, “especially young children, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems. People should check their refrigerators or freezers for any affected products and throw them away.”
Each package of the recalled product bears a label with establishment number "EST. 9992" or "EST. 54" inside the USDA mark of inspection, which were sold at various stores throughout the State. DHHS urges consumers to review the recall information to identify whether specific salami products are affected.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12-72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts from 4 to 7 days. Although most people recover without treatment, severe infections may occur that may move to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.
If you have a recalled product, do not eat it; return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, or dispose of it in a closed plastic bag and place in a sealed trash can. Consumers with questions regarding the voluntary recall should contact the Daniele International, Inc. Hotline at (888) 345-4160 or its PR contact, Levick, at (202) 973-1335.
For more information about this recall and Salmonella visit the USDA website at http://www.usda.gov www.fsis.usda.gov or http://www.cdc.gov , or call the DHHS Division of Public Health Services, Communicable Disease Control Section at 271-4496 or 1-800-852-3345 x4496.