Costco chicken salad is linked to E. Coli contamination

Costco chicken salad is linked to E. Coli contamination

E. Coli is a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines. While most types of E. Coli are completely safe, there are some that can cause illness.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

The worst type of E. coli, known as E. coli O157:H7, causes bloody diarrhea and can sometimes cause kidney failure and even death. E. coli O157:H7 makes a toxin called Shiga toxin and is known as a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).  There are many other types of STEC, and some can make you just as sick as E. coli O157:H7.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that the Costco chicken salad is linked to E. Coli contamination.

At least 19 people have been affected by the E. Coli contamination, the CDC stated. Five have been hospitalized, a few have developed kidney failure, although fortunately no deaths have been reported.

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,” the CDC said.

As written in the CDC statement:

The Montana Public Health Laboratory tested a sample of celery and onion diced blend collected from a Costco store. This product was used to make the Costco rotisserie chicken salad eaten by ill people in this outbreak. Preliminary results indicated the presence of E. coli O157:H7. Laboratory testing is ongoing to isolate the E. coli bacteria and then determine the DNA fingerprint.

As a result of the preliminary laboratory results, on November 26, 2015, Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc., voluntarily recalled multiple products containing celery because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Costco has removed all chicken salad from their stores and has stopped further production in the United States.

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1. “E. Coli.”, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.
2. “At Least 19 Sickened With E.coli Linked To Costco Chicken Salad.” The Huffington Post., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.
3. “Multistate Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Nov. 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

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