Salmonella Outbreak, The CDC advises against eating charcuterie meats.
If you’re planning a charcuterie night in the near future, you might want to cut back on the cured meats.
A number of Salmonella infections have been related to Italian-style meats like salami and prosciutto, as well as other meats found in charcuterie or antipasto assortments, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There are currently two outbreaks impacting 36 persons in 17 states. There are no grounds for a recall because no single source has been established in any case.
For the time being, the government agency recommends that higher-risk consumers cook the meats until they reach 165 degrees F or are “steaming hot.”
Salmonella causes fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea in healthy people, but it can cause more serious reactions in small children, the elderly, and people who are immunocompromised. Contact a healthcare provider if you have severe symptoms such as diarrhea that last three days or more, bloody diarrhea, heavy vomiting, dehydration, or a temperature of more than 102 degrees F.
Salmonella Outbreak: For more details on Salmonella, consult the CDC’s Q&A.
This story originally appeared on allrecipe.com