Health officials in the U.S. confirmed that there were 19 cases of E. coli infection possibly caused by contaminated Costco chicken salad in seven states, an article of NBC News reported in late November.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters that five of the people who fell ill were hospitalized and some were diagnosed with kidney problems. Health authorities initially identified the “rotisserie chicken salad” sold at several Costco locations as the cause of the illnesses; however, they are still investigating what particular component of the food has been contaminated. The bacteria that infected 19 people is different from the bacteria discovered in certain Chipotle locations by authorities. Consumers who bought the chicken salad on or before November 20 are advised to dispose of it immediately.
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