Date: February 14, 2024


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Fratelli Beretta USA Meat Charcuterie Products Containing Coppa Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is advising residents not to consume ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa, a type of dry-cured pork, produced by Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. The meat has been recalled because it may have been under processed and could be contaminated with foodborne pathogens.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with local and state partners, are investigating an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella infections potentially linked to RTE Coppa products. To date, there has been one illness associated with the Salmonella outbreak in New Hampshire. 

“As Salmonella bacteria can cause serious illness, it is best to throw out any potentially contaminated food rather than risk infection,” said Iain Watt, Interim DPHS Director. 

Recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide, including Walmart, Costco, Market Basket, and Hannaford stores in New Hampshire. Products and product labels subject to the recall can be found on the USDA website.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. 

Salmonella infection causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, usually 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness typically lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. However, in some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these cases, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream and other places in the body and can cause death unless the patient is treated promptly with antibiotics. 

If you have questions about Salmonella infection, contact the NH Division of Public Health Services at 603-271-4496. For more information about the Salmonella outbreak, visit the CDC website. For more information about the recall, go to the USDA website.