A shopper wheels his cart from a Costco store in Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 6, 2009. The wholesale retail chain has pulled a type of chicken salad off its shelves. Reuters

A rotisserie chicken salad from popular U.S. wholesale retailer Costco has been linked to an E. coli outbreak in seven states, sickening at least 19 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. People affected by the outbreak were from California, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

While there have been no deaths reported, five people have been hospitalized and two of them developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can lead to kidney failure. Costco announced last week that it had pulled the chicken salad from store shelves and had stopped production of it.

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People who were sickened had bought the chicken salad in late October or early November, according to health investigators, CNN reported. It has been advised that chicken salad from Costco with the item number 37719 on the label be discarded immediately.