More than 80 people are ill in France due to a Salmonella outbreak linked to a meat product from Italy. A spokeswoman from Sante Publique [Public Health] France told Food Safety News that 83 people had been infected by Salmonella Typhimurium and 13 of them needed hospital treatment.
Coppa ham, which is a salted, seasoned, and dry-cured thinly cut pork shoulder or neck product of the brand Di Vittorio supplied by Castelli France, founded in 1991 and based in Marseille, was recalled last week. Sliced or whole coppa ham sold between 17 May 2019 and 8 Jul 2019 country-wide was part of the recall. Consumer complaints led the French supermarket Intermarché to alert authorities and withdraw the Italian charcuterie from the sale. Authorities told people who still have the products not to consume them and to take items back to the place of purchase.
The foodborne outbreak is suspected to be caused by Salmonella Typhimurium in coppa from Italy, with raw material from France and Germany. Both men and women aged between 18 to 84 years old are ill while 7 children are also sick. The 1st patient was reported at the start of June  and the last so far was early July . Those ill come from 5 different regions in the country.