Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc., has voluntarily recalled multiple chicken salad products sold at Costco’s throughout the United States because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The Montana Public Health Laboratory tested a sample of celery and onion diced blend collected from a Costco location. Preliminary results indicated the presence of E. coli O157:H7. The celery and onion diced blend was supplied to Costco by Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance through PulseNet to identify any additional ill people and to interview them. As of Nov. 27, 19 people have been identified in seven states.
On Nov. 20, 2015, Costco officials reported that the company had removed all remaining rotisserie chicken salad from all stores in the United States and stopped further production of the product until further notice.
Consumers who purchased rotisserie chicken salad from any Costco store in the United States on or before Nov.20, 2015, should not eat it and should throw it away, CDC officials said in a statement on their website. They added that the investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided when more information is available.