October 1, 2016

Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks 2015: #7, Costco E. coli

The seventh largest multistate food poisoning outbreak of 2015 was the E. coli outbreak linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad. At least 19 people in seven states were sickened.  Five people were hospitalized; two of them developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a life-threatening complication that causes kidney failure, seizure, stroke and coma. There is some uncertainty about the specific ingredient in the salad that caused the outbreak. The Montana Public Health Laboratory tested a sample of diced celery and onion from Taylor Farms used to make the salad and preliminary results indicated the presence of E. coli O157:H7. The finding triggered a massive recall of celery and products containing celery produced by Taylor Farms Pacific Inc.  But later the U.S. Food and Drug … [Read more...]

Montana Hit Hard by E. coli Outbreak Linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Montana has been hard hit by the E. coli outbreak linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad. Six of the 19 people who have been sickened are from Montana where health officials tested a celery and onion mix from Taylor Farms used to make the salad and discovered E. coli O157:H7, prompting a massive recall. The recall covers 71 products including vegetable trays sold at Walmart and 7-Eleven; wraps and salads sold at Target; prepared salads sold at Costco; salad sold at King Soopers; salads and wraps sold at Pantry and Savemart; salad kits, veggie trays and salads at Safeway; Vons and Albertons; the Holiday Turkey Sandwich sold at Starbucks; and salad kits at Tonys. E. coli O157:H7 produces serious illness. Symptoms of an infection include abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be … [Read more...]

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