Health Department Advises Vermonters of Recall of Italian Sausage Products

For Immediate Release:  Jan. 25, 2010
Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health
802-863-7281

BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health is advising Vermonters to check for Italian sausage and salami products manufactured by Daniele International Inc., a Rhode Island company.

Approximately 1,240,000 pounds of products were recalled by the company because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Jan. 23.

No cases of illness possibly associated with this recall have been reported in Vermont. The FSIS is working with retailers to notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall so that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Many people recover without treatment, but people who develop symptoms of Salmonella infection should consult their healthcare provider.

The products subject to recall include:

Each package has a label with establishment number "EST. 9992" or "EST. 54" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide, as well as internationally.

When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/ Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.

Anyone with questions about the products should call the Daniele International Inc., at (888) 345-4160.

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