“If people would just cook the chicken the way they should they’ll be fine,” Craig Wilson, Costco’s food safety manager, told the Oregonian in response to why Costco has not pulled any raw poultry despite Foster Farms chicken sickening 338 in 20 states and Puerto Rico.
Apparently, the same goes for cross-contamination?
Costco’s El Camino Real store in San Francisco, Calif., is recalling an additional 14,093 units of rotisserie chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. This is in addition to the 9,043 units that were recalled on Oct. 12. The products subject to recall are:
- 13,455 “Kirkland Signature Foster Farms” rotisserie chickens
- 638 total units of “Kirkland Farm” rotisserie chicken soup, rotisserie chicken leg quarters, and rotisserie chicken salad.
The products were sold directly to consumers in a Costco located at 1600 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, Calif., between Sept. 24 and Oct. 15, 2013.
Costco and the California Department of Public Health discovered through a follow up investigation to the previous recall that additional product should be recalled. The initial recall Products were:
- 8,730 “Kirkland Signature Foster Farms” rotisserie chickens
- 313 total units of “Kirkland Farm” rotisserie chicken soup, rotisserie chicken leg quarters, and rotisserie chicken salad
The initial recall was initiated on Oct. 12, 2013 due to concerns about a group of Salmonella Heidelberg illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of rotisserie chicken products prepared in and purchased at the Costco El Camino Real store. The PFGE pattern (0258) associated with this outbreak is reported rarely in the United States and has been linked to the broader Foster Farms Salmonella outbreak.