Usda May Close 3 California Poultry Plants In Salmonella Outbreak


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Two of those facilities are in Fresno and one is in Livingston, Calif., where the company is based. Foster Farms did not reply to repeated attempts for comment. The USDA first issued a health alert Monday warning consumers to avoid raw chicken from the three facilities after they detected strains of Salmonella Heidelberg, a strain that has been linked to human illness. Fears were heightened Tuesday when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 42% of sickened individuals were hospitalized — double the normal rate for such an outbreak. The CDC also reported that some of the salmonella strains detected were showing resistance to antibiotics. “That helps explain the high rates of hospitalization,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal, food safety director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which is calling for a recall of poultry from the problem facilities. Consumer Reports magazine said Wednesday that it found a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg while testing a batch of Foster Farms chicken and demanded a recall.
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