USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Daniele International Inc. is recalling about 1.24 million pounds of ready-to-eat varieties of Italian sausage products, including salami, because they may be contaminated with salmonella. The products are in commerce and potentially available to customers in retail locations under the brand names Daniele, Boar's Head and Dietz & Watson. Daniele International has operations in Pascoag and Mapleville, Rhode Island.
In addition, the company is recalling all products in commerce associated with black pepper, which the company believes is a possible source of contamination. Each package bears a label with establishment number "EST. 9992" or "EST. 54" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide and internationally.