Recall of a Batch of Villani Cacciatore Italiano Salami due to the Presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Monday, 16 May 2022

Summary
Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2022.31

Product:

Villani Cacciatore Italiano salami; pack size: 170g; approval number: IT 68 L CE

Batch Code:

240222; best before date: 15.07.22

Country Of Origin:

Italy

Message:

The above batch of Villani Cacciatore Italiano salami is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours.  The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.  The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include mild flu-like symptoms, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.  In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications. Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.  The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold. 

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

Italian Salami