Costco and Kroger Recall Foster Farms Chicken

Although Foster Farms chicken has been linked to over 300 cases of Salmonella Heidelberg infection, the company is not recalling any of its chicken. The USDA is sitting by idly, not pushing for a recall or closing any of the three plants associated with the outbreak. But Costco and Kroger have recalled Foster Farms chicken products.

Costco Legally Responsible for Illnesses from Recalled Rotisserie Chicken

Costco used Foster Farms chicken for rotisserie chicken products in San Francisco, and has now issued a recall. Although Costco did not know the chicken it used to make the rotisserie chicken was contaminated with Salmonella, the company is still legally responsible for illnesses caused by that chicken. We have been contacted by one family sickened in this way.  You can contact our Salmonella poisoning lawyers for a free consultation here if you or a family member was also sickened by this chicken. You most likely have claims against both Foster Farms and Costco.

Here are the specifics about this recall:

Costco’s El Camino Real store in South San Francisco, California, is recalling 9,043 units (approximately 39,755 lbs.) of rotisserie chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall are 8,730 “Kirkland Signature Foster Farms” rotisserie chickens and 313 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. 11 and Sep. 23, 2013.

Cases of Salmonella Heidelberg infection have been linked to these products.

Kroger Recall

Kroger is removing Foster Farms chicken from Fry’s, King Soopers, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, QFC, and Smith’s. Kroger, Jay C, and Dillons stores do not carry Foster Farms chicken. The recalled products are identified by these numbers inside the USDA mark of inspection: P6137, P6137A, and P7632.

Kroger will notify customers who have purchased those products through their store loyalty card contacts. If you purchased any Foster Farms chicken, from any store, with those numbers in the USDA mark of inspection, discard it or return it to the place of purchase.


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