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Poultry Plant Shut Down - Roaches Found


By Paul Johnson

Livingston, California (CNN) - The USDA suspended poultry processing at one of the biggest foster farms plants in California Wednesday.
The agency says the company's plant in Livingston is infested with live cockroaches, posing a public health threat.
The suspension comes amid a USDA investigation of three foster farms plants over a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
Foster farms issued two statements Wednesday evening.
It first said it was an isolated event, then later acknowledged it had been cited several times since September.
The second statement said the USDA only identified five cockroaches in its 250,000 square-foot Livingston plant.
It said the plant has now been treated and that no other facilities were affected.

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