Costco Celery Will Make You Sicker than Chipotle

Celery e coli

Nineteen people in 7 US states have gotten sick from an E. coli outbreak, which has been linked to celery in the rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco. Now people need not only to stay away from Chipotle, but also the gigantic wholesale corporation.

Celery e coli

Taylor Farms Recalls The Product From All Over the Country

The FDA demanded that Taylor Farms, who provides the celery for Costco’s rotisserie chicken salad and many other grocery stores, recall over 155,000 items that are linked to the outbreak. The Farms, based in California, will be recalling salad kits, celery stalks, diced celery and chicken salad from Costco, Walmart, Safeway/Albertson’s and Sam’s Club in Arizona.

The FDA is Live-Updating the List of Potentially Affected Items

The outbreak is reported to have started as of October 6th, and it was initially linked to the Costco rotisserie chicken salad. As of November 23rd, nineteen people have been infected with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 across the western United States. Five people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Three days later, Taylor Farms issued a voluntary recall, and the FDA has eased the process of regaining control of the situation and stopping the outbreak.

E. coli Infections Could Last Only A Week, But Could Also End in Death

After contracting E. coli, most people recover in about a week with careful monitoring by physicians. Some, however, can go on to develop kidney failure, specifically the Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, which can result in death.

The FDA maintains that people should be very weary of what they buy at all stores that have been related to the E. coli outbreak, such as Chipotle, Walmart and Costco. The Administration also warned that even if people who have consumed potentially infected products have not gotten sick, they should refrain from consuming any recalled products.