A man claims he was sickened in a nationwide salmonella outbreak. He has sued Rhode Island meat company Daniele (dan-YEHL'-ee) International and Wholesome Spice in New York, alleging salami containing tainted pepper made him sick. Hanks purchased Salami products made by Daniele at a Wal-Mart.
He fell ill within a day of consuming the products, with nausea and diarrhea that continued to worsen, saw his physician and took medications prescribed by him, then went to the emergency room at his local hospital, where he was treated for severe dehydration and bacterial infection. Tests were positive for salmonella and Hanks continues to recover from his illness. Daniele recalled the salami and changed its spice suppliers.