Costco Recalls More Chicken Due to Salmonella Outbreak

A Costco (Nasdaq: COST) location in California has recalled an additional 47,000 pounds of chicken after it appears that the meat may have been contaminated with salmonella in the store's preparation area after cooking. This recall is in addition to the one announced on October 12 targeting nearly 40,000 pounds of Foster Farms rotisserie chicken products sold between Sept. 11 and Sept. 23 from the same store in South San Francisco.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall on Thursday of a little more than 13,400 Kirkland Signature Foster Farms rotisserie chickens and related Kirkland Farms products such as soup, chicken salad and leg quarters. The items were sold at Costco's South San Francisco store between Sept. 24 and Oct. 15.

The original recall is responsible for sickening 17 people in 20 states since March. While no additional illnesses have been linked to the additional recall, authorities issued the notice as a precautionary measure.

"Costco and the California Department of Public Health discovered through a follow-up investigation to the previous recall that additional product should be recalled," the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement. "No illnesses have been reported in association with the product being recalled today."

The outbreak features virulent strains of salmonella that are antibiotic resistant, which has caused twice as many people to get sick than a typical outbreak. 

For more see:
-This USDA statement
-This NBC article

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