E.coli Poisoning In 7 States Linked To Costco Chicken Salad

Cases of E.coli poisoning in seven states have been linked to rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp. , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. Of 19 people infected, five have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. Six cases were reported in Montana, five in Utah, four in Colorado, and one case each in California, Missouri, Virginia, and Washington state. Costco told the CDC it took its rotisserie chicken salad off its shelves on Nov. 20 and stopped production of the item. "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," CDC said. Costco shares, which closed down 0.8% Tuesday, were flat at $162.19 after hours.

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