SFA recalls meat product linked to US salmonella outbreak infecting 87 in 30 states, 18 hospitalised

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed food importer, Indoguna, to recall its Beretta Antipasto and Beretta Coppa due to the possible presence of salmonella.

This comes after the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a notification on the recall of the meat products, which have been linked to a salmonella outbreak in the US.

As of Feb 15, a total of 87 people infected with the outbreak strain of salmonella were reported from 30 US states.

Illnesses started on dates from Nov 20, 2023, to Jan 20, 2024. Of 74 people with information available, 18 have been hospitalised, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

No deaths have been reported.

Salmonella is a pathogenic bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Symptoms may include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

Consumers who have purchased the implicated product are advised not to consume it.

Those who have consumed the implicated product and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers may contact their point of purchase for enquiries.

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