Ready-to-eat meat products recalled

Ready-to-eat meat products recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Olli Salumeria Americana is recalling 3,946 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. A press release said the products were sold at Whole Foods locations in Rhode Island, under the brand names of Gusto and Olli.

The specific products being recalled are:
• 6 oz. packages of “Gusto Napoli Applewood-Smoked Salame,” lot code 1000012821
• 6 oz. packages of “Gusto Chorizo Smoked Paparika,” lot code 1000012812
• 6 oz. packages of “Gusto Sopressata Black Peppercorn Salame,” lot code 1000012811
• 6 oz. packages of “Gusto Toscano Fennel Pollen Salame,” lot code 1000012805
• 6 oz. packages of “Gusto Pepperoni Classically American,” lot code 1000012804
• 175 gram packages of “Olli Molisana Pepper and Garlic Salami,” lot code 1000012808
• 175 gram packages of “Olli Napoli Applewood-Smoked Salami,” lot code 1000012810
• 175 gram packages of “Olli Calabrese Spicy Salami,” lot code 1000012807

The recalled products have establishment number “M-45334” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The issue was discovered when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency performed routine Listeria monocytogenes sampling. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections can occur in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.

Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions can write to oliviero@olli.com.