Salmonella outbreak sickens 9 in Oregon

Salmonella outbreak sickens 9 in Oregon
CDC map of cases of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to tainted chicken, as of October 29, 2013

EUGENE, Ore. - A salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken has sickened 362 people, including 9 in Oregon, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Investigators traced the outbreak to processing plants in Central California.

Foster Farms has not recalled any chicken.

Earlier this month, Costco’s El Camino Real store in South San Francisco, Calif., recalled 9,043 units (approximately 39,755 lbs.) of rotisserie chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The products subject to recall are:

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