San Francisco Costco Recalls 40,000 Pounds of Rotisserie Chicken

Nearly 40,000 pounds of rotisserie chicken products are being recalled by a Costco in South San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.

Officials said the chicken products may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.

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

The USDA said the products were sold directly to consumers at the Costco on 1600 El Camino Real between Sept. 11 and Sept. 23.

Costco Vice President Craig Wilson confirmed the recall with NBC Bay Area and said the chicken pre-dates the current chicken Salmonella alert. In addition, Costco has reached out to all customers who purchased the products, Wilson said.

The USDA on Monday issued a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California. Officials issued the alert after an estimated 317 people fell ill in the past six months.

Strains of Salmonella are associated with the Foster Farms chicken distributed to retail outlets in California, Oregon and Washington state, according to the USDA.

Those who have one of the possible contaminated products can call Costco at 1-800-774-2678.

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