Costco chicken salad linked to E. Coli outbreak

Authorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to cases of E. coli food poisoning in Washington, Montana, California, Utah, Colorado, Missouri and Virginia.

The Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other western states are investigating E. coli illnesses from chicken salad purchased from various Costco stores in late October.

Officials are working to determine the source.

Consumers who purchased chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken - item number 37719 - from any Costco location should discard it. People who have eaten it and feel ill should talk to a health care provider.

The CDC released the following statement on Tuesday: