Posted on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 9:20 am    

About 40,000 rotisserie chickens that may have a rare kind of salmonella bacteria are being recalled by San Francisco-based firm Costco after the products were linked to hundreds of people becoming ill, according to a statement from Federal health officials on October 12 said.

The recall affects Costco’s line of rotisserie chicken products sold from September 11 to 23, which may have a Salmonella Heidelberg that is uncommon in the United States. 317 people in 20 states have become ill due to this form of salmonella recently.

Costco and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating how the rotisserie chickens became contaminated and caused the illnesses. The chicken company said that their products are cooked at a temperature not lower than 180 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure bacteria is killed.

The recalled items have already been removed from groceries and other stores that sell the products.

If you or someone you know was harmed due to eating contaminated food in Oklahoma, a lawyer with the Abel Law Firm can help you explore your legal options for pursuing compensation. Talk about your situation and how we can help by calling 800-739-ABEL today.

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