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CDC: 2 salmonella outbreaks possibly linked to Italian-style meats to be reported together

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 17:14:06-04

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's investigating two salmonella outbreaks in 17 states possibly being linked to Italian-style meats.

The CDC said people reported eating salami, prosciutto, and other meats that can be found in antipasto or charcuterie assortments before they got sick.

"Investigators are working to identify specific contaminated products and determine if the two outbreaks are linked to the same food source," the CDC said.

On Thursday, the CDC said that both outbreaks will now be reported together.

The agency added that "epidemiologic data" showed that the brand Fratelli Beretta's prepackaged Uncured Antipasto trays "may be contaminated with salmonella and maybe making people sick."

36 cases have been reported, and 12 people have been hospitalized, the agency said.

The CDC said the age range of those reported being sick ranges between 4 and 91-years-old.

No deaths have been reported.

The CDC said they are working to identify if both salmonella outbreaks are linked to the same Italian-style meat brands and products.