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Top 15 Restaurant Food Poisoning Outbreaks of All-Time

 Photo by Alistair Wallace, via Shutterstock.com

Photo by Alistair Wallace, via Shutterstock.com

Food poisoning outbreaks are a major problem around the nation and when a particular outbreak sets in, it can affect a large population in a hurry. Fortunately, the media is quick to report food poisoning outbreaks when they arrive and many people only consume small amounts as a result. Food poisoning can come from a wide range of products including canned foods, fresh produce, and refrigerated items. The problem with a good amount of outbreaks includes produce and fresh meat, including chicken, fish, red meat, and beef. The next time you handle some food or eat out at your favorite restaurant, just remember that food poisoning can occur as a result of many different reasons. Listed below are 15 of the biggest food poisoning outbreaks of all-time from restaurants.

15. Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad in 2015
This may not be a restaurant per se, but Costco does serve food in its locations. The outbreaks started at the end of 2015 and roughly 19 reports of illness were recorded over seven states. In all, five individuals needed hospitalization and a large recall of the chicken ensued.