Another horrifying fact from the food industry comes from Costco’s Chicken Salad. Apparently, 19 people in seven different states have been infected with E coli and they were all linked to eating chicken salad at Costco’s, federal health officials said Tuesday.
“Five ill people have been hospitalized, and two have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report.
E coli, which is very common and usually harmless, can sometimes take on a toxic mutation and cause serious illness.
“The epidemiologic evidence available at this time suggests that rotisserie chicken salad made and sold in Costco Wholesale stores in several states is a likely source of this outbreak,” CDC said.
“Fourteen of 16 people purchased or ate rotisserie chicken salad from Costco in the week before illness started. The ongoing investigation has not identified what specific ingredient in the chicken salad is linked to illness.”
“Consumers who purchased rotisserie chicken salad from any Costco store in the United States on or before November 20, 2015, should not eat it and should throw it away,” CDC advised. “Even if some of the rotisserie chicken salad has been eaten and no one has gotten sick, throw the rest of the product away.”
“FDA reported to us the product has been removed from the shelves and no longer is for sale in Colorado.”