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2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Costco Chicken Salad, Lynnwood, Washington

In September 2016, local, state, and federal agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of rotisserie chicken salad purchased at the Costco Warehouse located at 18109 33rd Avenue West in Lynnwood, Washington. Among Washington residents, 3 persons were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella serotype I, 4, 5, 12:1-. A fourth ill person was a family member epidemiologically linked to illness in his/her spouse. Purchase dates ranged from August 26 to September 9. Onset of illness ranged from September 2 to September 6.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Chicken salad
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JPXX01.3713
  • Location(s):
  • Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Costco
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 4
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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