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Woman Suing Costco For a Chicken Salad That Almost Killed Her

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It has become common practice to stop at Costco for their ready-made meals when you are in a crunch for time. When Chloe Rodgerson's dad stopped in at the popular warehouse store to grab a rotisserie chicken salad 2 years ago, he couldn't have imagined the effect it would have on his family.

As it turned out the chicken in the sandwich was contaminated with E. coli. While all 10 of the Rodgerson's family members and friends that ate the salad became temporarily sick with stomach pains, diarrhea and gas, Chloe ended up in the hospital with more severe issues and is still recovering years later.

Now the 20-year-old woman is suing Costco Wholesale Corp. for strict liability and negligence. According to the CBC, 19 people were infected by the E. coli strain from Costco's chicken salad in 2015 and 5 of them were hospitalized.

"Right before I got sick, I had the best year of my life," Chloe said. "And then all of a sudden I woke up with a ventilator down my throat, literally strapped down to the hospital bed."

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