FRIDAY, Aug. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fratelli Beretta brand antipasto trays have been identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. No deaths have been reported.

Investigators found that most of the ill people ate Fratelli Beretta brand uncured antipasto trays before they got sick, and the CDC advises people to throw out the trays, which can include uncured salami, prosciutto, coppa, or soppressata. They were sold nationwide and have “best by” dates on or before Feb. 11, 2022.

Throw the products away, even if some of them were eaten and no one got sick, the CDC said in a food safety alert. Use hot soapy water or a dishwasher to wash items, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the products.

Italian-style meats sliced at a deli are not included in this alert. The agency added the investigation is continuing to try to determine if additional products are linked to the outbreak.

Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramping anywhere from six hours to six days after eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment, the CDC said.

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