Latest Salami Stories

2012-08-28 12:29:06

Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage to make it safe for consumption, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on August 28. Sausage manufacturers commonly inoculate sausage meat with lactic-acid-producing bacteria in an effort to control the fermentation process so that the final product is acidic...

2011-06-13 05:00:00

DARIEN, Ill., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viskase Companies, Inc. (VKSC.PK) ("Viskase" or the "Company"), a leading worldwide producer of non-edible cellulosic, fibrous and plastic casings used to prepare and package processed meat and poultry products, announced today that Vincent J. Intrieri, Chairman of the Board of Directors, has tendered his resignation from the Viskase board. Mr. Intrieri has served as Chairman of the Board of Viskase since 2003. In a statement, Mr. Intrieri said,...

2010-01-25 12:55:00

Food safety experts say that pepper, one of the most commonly used spices, could be the cause of a 1.24 million-pound salami recall in the United States, USA Today reported. Ready-to-eat pepper-coated salami, sausage and other cured meats were recalled on Saturday after Daniele Inc., based in Pascoag, R.I., said they might be contaminated with salmonella. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the outbreak began in July and has so far sickened 184 people in 38 states,...

2009-03-24 08:20:14

The possibility of bacterial contamination has prompted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to warn against eating Shefa-brand beef salami. The federal agency said Shefa Meats Ltd. of Toronto recalled lot code 2931 of the salami that has a Best Before date of Jun2 09. The product was distributed in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes might not appear or smell spoiled but consumption of food contaminated with the bacteria can cause listeriosis, a...

2008-06-19 09:00:44

MILAN _ Some people journey to this northern Italian city to gaze at "The Last Supper," Leonardo da Vinci's 15th Century masterpiece. Then there are men like Philip Creighton who come with more earthly suppers in mind and head straight to Peck, a jaw-dropping Italian larder. "We fly in private planes from Spain just to get the tomatoes or olive oil," said Creighton, a private chef who landed one recent day at the Italian food emporium with a shopping list for a villa near Lake Como. "If...

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