Public health alert issued for Costco chicken salad after 4 illnesses


The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a health alert for chicken salad products sold from a Lynnwood store due to possible salmonella contamination.

The FSIS issued the alert out of an abundance of caution because of concerns about illnesses. The CDC notified the FSIS in September about a possible link between rotisserie chicken salad from Costco’s Alderwood store in Lynnwood, Wash. and four illnesses.

Four patients were identified with salmonella; three of the cases  consumed rotisserie chicken salad purchased on August 26, August 31 and September 2 from the Lynnwood Costco location.

No product has tested positive for this strain of Salmonella. FSIS continues to work with Costco and public health partners on this investigation, and will provide more information as it becomes available.

Click here for the full health alert information from FSIS.

Consumers were encouraged last fall to discard Costco’s chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken after it was connected to an E. coli case. Eventually, it developed into a recall that expanded into several states and involved more than 155,000 items.

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