Thousands of pounds of rotisserie chicken products distributed by Costco stores have been recalled due to possible contamination of a rare bacteria, a report from Federal health officials stated on October 12. The contaminated is suspected to have caused hundreds of people to become ill.
The recall affects 40,000 pounds of Kirkland rotisserie chicken products that may have been contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg, a rare kind of bacteria that can cause life-threatening illnesses. The bacteria has been linked to more than 300 illnesses in 20 states, of whom almost half have been hospitalized due to sickness.
The chickens used by Costco were supplied by Foster Farms, who already refused to recall their poultry stocks. Costco and federal agents are working together to figure out the cause of the illnesses linked to the rotisserie chickens.
Sustaining illnesses as a result of eating contaminated food products can cause a range of problems for victims. It is for this reason that our Madison lawyers from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® believe the companies at fault for releasing these contaminated products should be held responsible to the victims. Call us at (800) 242-2874 if you have been harmed by an unsafe product and want to pursue legal action.