A wholesaler store in California is recalling thousands of rotisserie chicken products after it was linked to a salmonella poisoning outbreak that affected hundreds of people in several states, as stated by federal health officials on October 12.
South San Francisco-based company Costco is recalling 40,000 pounds of rotisserie chicken products that may have been contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg, which is uncommon in the U.S. The affected products were sold in the stores from September 11 to 23. Since last March, a total of 317 persons 20 states due to outbreaks of this particular Salmonella.
Costco and agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating how the cooked chickens became linked to the illnesses. Costco maintains that they cook their chickens at 180 degrees Fahrenheit, which is more than the required temperature to kill Salmonella bacteria.
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