Why Creminelli's Parmesan Salami Sticks Are Being Recalled

Sometimes keeping up with all the food recalls can be overwhelming. Recently, there's been recalls of Panera at Home's Southwest Corn Chowder, Daily Harvest's French Lentil + Leek Crumbles, and Jif peanut butter. Now, there's another one to add to the list. Creminelli Fine Meats has announced that it is recalling its mini Parmesan salami sticks because of misbranding, according to the USDA. Those with an egg allergy should be most concerned about the recall. The labels on the package do not include an allergen declaration for egg lysozyme.

Creminelli Fine Meats is based in Salt Lake City and produces "charcuterie-grade" snacks, per the company's website. The Creminelli family started making artisan salami in Biella, Italy centuries ago, but they just brought their craft to the U.S. in 2006. The company's mini salami sticks come in five flavors, including Parmesan, which is made with Grana Padano cheese that is imported from Italy.

Salami sticks could trigger egg allergies

The USDA explains that the Creminelli items in theĀ mini Parmesan salami sticksĀ recall were 2.6-ounce pouches that were packaged between October 26, 2021, and April 26, 2022 and sold at retail stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Utah. They were also sold online. The "best by" dates on the packages are June18, 2022 through December 9, 2022 and the code EST34644 is stamped next to the "best by" date. So far, no reactions to the salami sticks have been reported. But if you are concerned, it is recommended that you talk to your doctor.

Egg lysozyme is an egg white protein that is found in the Parmesan cheese. The Food Allergy Research and Education says that egg white proteins are mainly what spurs an allergic reaction in those with an egg allergy. Eggs are one of eight allergens that the U.S. government requires to be clearly labeled on product packages.