Costco Recalls Rotisserie Chicken Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

by William White | October 15, 2013 2:08 pm

Costco stock NASDAQ:COST[1]A Costco Wholesale (COST[2]) store located in San Francisco has recalled about 9,000[3] rotisserie chicken products linked to a salmonella outbreak.

The products being recalled may be linked to the Foster Farms salmonella outbreak. The retailer has recalled 40,000 pounds of chicken after a customer became ill due to eating a cooked rotisserie chicken bought from the store. The recall affects 8,730 Kirkland Signature Foster Farms rotisserie chickens and 313 units of Kirkland Farm rotisserie chicken soup, rotisserie chicken leg quarters and rotisserie chicken salad. The products being recalled were sold from September 11 to September 23. Costco is the first company to issue a recall due to salmonella in the United States. The salmonella outbreak has caused almost 300 people across 18 states to become ill, reports the Huffington Post.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42%[4] of people that became ill due to the salmonella outbreak have been hospitalized. This is double the normal rate of people hospitalized due to salmonella.

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