3 Minnesotans sickened by Salmonella cases linked to Salame Sticks

Three Minnesotans have been sickened in connection to a salmonella outbreak that’s been linked to Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks.

The Minnesota Department of Health says the product was sold at Trader Joe’s and other retailers.

Those affected became ill between Sept. 20 and Sept. 29, MDH said. One was hospitalized for two days but all have since recovered.

MDH also noted all three cases involved Salame Sticks purchased at different Trader Joe’s locations. Anyone who has the product is urged to not eat it.

Other brands of salami sticks and other Citterio products aren’t known to be affected at this time but MDH said an investigation remains active.

Anyone who has consumed the product and is experiencing severe salmonella symptoms should contact a health care provider immediately. Symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving.
  • Bloody diarrhea.
  • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down.
  • Signs of dehydration.