Costco Plucks More Chicken in Extended Recall


Costco’s (NASDAQ:COST) retail drama continues, and it’s thanks to the same three Foster Farms plants in Central California that still remain open. It was just last Saturday that we learned Costco was pulling nearly 40,000 pounds of rotisserie chicken products from its shelves at a location in San Francisco due to their link with a salmonella outbreak, and now, less than one week later, The LA Times reports that Costco is extending that recall.

The affected store is located at 1600 El Camino Real, and it recalled Kirkland Signature Foster Farms chicken products sold between September 11 and September 23 last week when the chicken was connected to the salmonella that has now poisoned at least 317 people nationwide. The three Foster Farms plants responsible for the affected chicken were nearly shut down upon the recall, but the USDA allowed them to remain open as long as they made necessary improvements.

Unfortunately, the problems for those plants did not end there, because Costco announced Thursday that it is now also recalling 13,455 units of Kirkland Signature Foster Farms rotisserie chickens and 638 total units of Kirkland Farm rotisserie chicken soup, rotisserie chicken leg quarters, and rotisserie chicken salad purchased between September 24 and October 15.