Healthy Living

20 Biggest Health Scandals in Recent History

18. Costco's Rotisserie Chicken Salad also fell victim to E.coli in 2015

Remember that Chipotle E.coli outbreak we mentioned? Well, it was pretty bad, but unfortunately it was not the only outbreak of E.coli to take place that year. Costco's Rotisserie Chicken Salad was also linked to infections.

The CDC explains the link to the outbreak, "state and local public health officials interviewed ill people to obtain information about foods they might have eaten and other exposures in the week before their illness started. Fourteen (88%) of 16 people purchased or ate rotisserie chicken salad from Costco. On November 20, 2015, Costco reported to public health officials that the company had removed all remaining rotisserie chicken salad from all stores in the United States. This voluntary action taken by Costco may have prevented additional illnesses." Later, it was found that the E.coli likely stemmed from the celery and onion diced blend within the product.

So, if you are a quick Mexican food or rotisserie chicken salad lover, 2015 probably was not the greatest year for you!

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