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.
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.