October 20, 2016

Costco Chicken Salad E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Over

The Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad is now over after sickening 19 people in 7 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The most recent illness started more than a month ago, on November 3, 2015. The final case count by state is: California (1), Colorado (4), Missouri (1), Montana (6), Utah (5), Virginia (1), and Washington (1). Five people were hospitalized because their infections were so serious. Two people involved in this outbreak developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause kidney failure. Most illnesses were reported from the western United States. Epidemiologic evidence suggested that rotisserie chicken salad made and sold in Costco Wholesale stores in several states was … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Whole Foods Recall Curry Chicken Salad for Listeria

A Whole Foods Market  in Everett, Mass. is recalling approximately 234 pounds of curry chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Listeria. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. The recalled salad, packaged on Oct. 16, 2015, was sold prepackaged, in salad bars, in store's chef's cases, and in sandwiches and wraps prepared in the stores. To see UPC codes of the recalled products, click the link above. The recalled products have a "sell by" date of Oct. 23, 2015 and were shipped to a warehouse and retail locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.  At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of illness.  However, Listeria infections can take as long as 70 days after exposure to develop. Symptoms of a … [Read more...]

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