Recall: Daniele Brand Pepper Coated Salame Products

January 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Daniele, Inc. announced a voluntary recall January 23rd for a whopping 1.24 million pounds of pepper-coated salame because of possible concerns about salmonella.  The outbreak has sicked 184 people in 38 states since July, but they were unable to determine the source until recently.  Fourteen people who have purchased Daniele products from Costco have also gotten sick, according to a Washington state public health investigation.  However, the Rhode Island facilities for Daniele have been inspected by the state’s Department of health and the company was compliant with all food safety standards.

Here’s what the VP of Sales from Daniele, stated in their recent press release on the recall:  “Our family business has been producing premium gourmet products for over 60 years.  While we conduct further tests, our goal right now is to take prudent, proactive measures to do everything possible to remove any products that do not meet our high standard for quality and taste.” Therefore, the company is taking the aggressive step of voluntarily recalling the salame products in the event that further evidence points to Daniele, Inc. as the cause of the outbreak.

If you have purchased one of the following products you should return it to the store where you purchased it, or call Daniele at 888.345.4160, for a full refund:

  • Daniele All Natural Salame “Coated with Coarse Black Pepper) (10oz) 736436003802
  • Daniele Brand Gourmet Pack (Emballage Assorti Gourmet Italian) (500g)736436707373
  • Daniele Deli Selection (20 oz)736436531024 / 736436854350
  • Daniele deli Selection (32oz) 736436720037
  • Daniele Gourmet Combo Pack (16 oz) 736436707380
  • Daniele Gourmet Deli Selection (Assortment De Fines Charcuterie Italienne) (400g) 736436530131
  • Daniele Gourmet Italian Deli Selection (600g) 736436720051
  • Daniele Italian Brand Gourmet Pack (16 oz) 736436707335 / 736436857313
  • Daniele Italian Brand Gourmet Pack (8oz) 736436847291
  • Daniele Natural Salame Coated with Coarse Black Pepper (catch weight)
  • Daniele Pepper Salame (catch weight) and EW. 736436303308
  • Daniele Salame Bites Pepper Salame (7oz) 736436200393
  • Daniele Surtido Fino Italiano (340g) 736436857092
  • Daniele Surtido Fino Italiano (454g) 736436707335
  • Dietz & Watson Artisan Collection Baby Genoa Pepper Salame (catch weight)
  • Dietz & Watson Artisan Collection Party Platter Pack (8 oz) 031506847103
  • Boar’s Head All Natural Salame (Coated with Coarse Black Pepper) (8oz) 042421160758
  • Black Bear Baby Genoa Pepper Salame (9 oz) 630003950226

To view the product recall notice, you can download it from on their Product Notices webpage.


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6 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Jackie // 2010.02.03 at 12:56 am

    Hi – do you know if we threw it out already if we can still get a refund? Thanks!

    • 2 Kimberly // 2010.02.03 at 11:42 am

      Gosh, I don’t know if you can get a refund if you don’t actually have the product. I think you’ll need to either call the 1800 number for Daniele or you could ask at your local Costco.

  2. 3 ceebee // 2010.01.30 at 2:33 am

    In order for bacteria to survive, there would have had been some moisture of some kind in the black pepper prior to grinding it up. Otherwise I would think the meat would be more suspect than a dry spice.

  3. 4 Arin // 2010.01.28 at 10:57 pm

    We received a phone call from Costco regarding it. Luckily the stuff spoiled before we were able to eat it so it was already tossed.

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  5. 6 Robin // 2010.01.26 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for the info. I’d heard of the recall but the news made it seem that only one brand was involved.

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