Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Contamination Across 4 States

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Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Contamination Across 4 States

Customers in four states have been sickened with E. coli bacteria after eating Costco’s chicken salad

Costco’s rotisserie chicken salad has been linked to an E. coli infection that has spread across four states — Washington, Colorado, Montana, and Utah — and sickened a number of people.

Costco has since removed the contaminated product, “Chicken Salad made with Rotisserie Chicken” from store shelves. In Colorado, one person was hospitalized briefly, but all four individuals have recovered. Each known illness is believed to be connected to chicken that was purchased at Costco in late October, with symptoms of food poisoning arising the following week.

Customers who purchased the chicken salad, item number 37719, are advised to discard the product immediately.

The CDC, along with the health departments of each of the four states, is currently working with Costco to determine the source of the contamination.

Just two weeks ago, Chipotle reopened 43 locations in Oregon and Washington that were closed following a widespread E. coli outbreak that remains under investigation. The investigation has yielded more reports of E. coli from Chipotle locations in other states, including New York and Ohio.

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