Check your shelves: Food recall on possibility of contamination


Olli Salumeria Americana, of Oceanside, CA, is recalling approximately 3,946 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today, Mar. 2. 

The ready-to-eat meat items were packaged on Jan. 19 and are labeled as follows: 

  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto NAPOLI APPLEWOOD-SMOKED SALAME” containing lot code 1000012821. 
  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto CHORIZO SMOKED PAPRIKA” containing lot code 1000012812.
  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto SOPRESSATA BLACK PEPPERCORN SALAME” containing lot code 1000012811.
  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto TOSCANO FENNEL POLLEN SALAME” containing lot code 1000012805.
  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto PEPPERONI CLASSICALLY AMERICAN” containing lot code 1000012804.
  • 175 gram packages of “OLLI MOLISANA PEPPER + GARLIC SALAMI” containing lot code 1000012808. 
  • 175 gram packages of “OLLI NAPOLI APPLEWOOD-SMOKED SALAMI” containing lot code 1000012810.
  • 175 gram packages of “OLLI CALABRESE SPICY SALAMI” containing lot code 1000012807. 
  • Within the USDA mark of inspection on the package, this number appears “M-45334.” 

Another of the nine labels recalled

Discovered when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) performed routine Listeria monocytogenes sampling, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected. 

Symptoms of listeriosis can include 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, says the USDA. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.

Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food. 

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.



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