Piller’s Fine Foods recalls salami, prosciutto
Piller’s Fine Foods is voluntarily recalling some ready-to-eat salami and prosciutto products after testing indicated the presence of salmonella, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Dec. 17.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Chris Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- Black Kassel Piller’s Dry Aged D’Amour Salami: Production date of Oct. 12, 2017 with a “best before” date of May 12, 2018
- Black Kassel Piller’s Dry Aged Speck Smoked Prosciutto: Production date of Sept. 22, 2017 with a “best before” date of May 12, 2018.
There have been no confirmed reports of illness or injury associated with this recall.
Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella’s most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella’s symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.
Customers who purchased any of these products at the commissary should bring them back to the commissary of purchase for a refund.
Questions about this recall can be directed to Piller’s Fine Foods at 519-743-1412, extension 240.