Costco Says Chicken Salad Is Responsible For E. Coli Outbreak

Costco Chicken Salad recall

Costco is urging customers who purchased rotisserie chicken salad from any Costco store in the United States on or before November 20, 2015 to throw it away.

The CDC says the company’s chicken salad has been reported in illnesses across seven states.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, and several public health officials are now investigating that product to determine which ingredient has led to the food poisoning.

Nineteen people in seven states have reportedly been infected. Five people have been hospitalized and two have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. At this time no deaths have been reported.

Costco says it has removed the chicken salad from all of its US stores and has halted production on the product until it can determine which ingredient caused the E. Coli outbreak.

Consumers should look for “Chicken Salad made with Rotisserie Chicken” with item number 37719 on the label.

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The company is not currently responding to requests for more information at this time.

Written by Lane Hanson

Lane Hanson

Lane Hanson is BusinessPundit's Economy Editor. He reports on major changes in the US and Global Economies.