Daniele International Pepper Salame/Salami Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2010)


Marler Clark represented several victims of a Salmonella outbreak that was traced to Daniele International, Inc. salame/salami Italian sausage products in 2010. By the conclusion of the Salmonella outbreak investigation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had confirmed at least 272 people in 44 states who had been infected with a genetically indistinguishable strain of Salmonella Montevideo after eating the contaminated salame/salami.

Daniele announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat varieties of Italian sausage products on January 23, 2010, after the link to its products was made. By February 2010, pepper used in the Daniele salame/salami products had been identified as the source of the Salmonella outbreak, and on February 25, Daniele's supplier, Wholesome Spice, recalled all of its 25-pound lots of crushed red pepper produced between 4/6/09 and 1/20/10 for potential Salmonella contamination.