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Roaches Halt Work at California Chicken Plant

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LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — Work at a California chicken plant has been halted after federal inspectors found cockroaches.

The Foster Farms facility in Livingston carried out "enhanced sanitizing" Wednesday after receiving a letter from the Food Safety and Inspection Service detailing the cockroach problem.

The inspectors said they found roaches five times in several parts of the plant over the past four months.

The letter said inspectors found the pests early Wednesday at a hand-washing sink.

The company says no products have been affected and the plant is expected to reopen soon.

The temporary closure comes three months after inspectors threatened a shutdown because of salmonella problems at the Livingston plant and two Foster Farms sites in Fresno. Those facilities stayed open after the company agreed to improve safeguards.

 

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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