Costco E. Coli Outbreak Could Be Worse Than Chipotle’s [Updated]

November 25, 2015

Another day, another foodborne illness outbreak.

A new strain of E. coli that’s been linked to chicken salad sold by wholesale giant Costco “is more likely to be life-threatening” than the recent outbreak tied to Chipotle, according to the Associated Press. So far 19 people in seven states have fallen ill, and public health officials are urging anyone who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before last Friday to throw it away.

People in California, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Utah, Virginia, and Washington have been affected. Five people have been hospitalized — two with a type of kidney failure —…