Chicken à la cockroach, anyone? If the thought makes you cringe, you're not alone: the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shut down a Foster Farms poultry plant on Wednesday after finding live cockroaches at the plant on five separate occasions.
The Livingston, Calif. facility was shut down only months after the USDA threatened to shutter the same plant, along with two other Foster Farms plants in Fresno, Calif., due to a salmonella outbreak linked to the company's chicken.
Cockroaches were found near a hand washing sink, on a tub that also comes in contact with products, and between "the liver tumbler/belt and the wall", among other locations, according to a five-page letter from Abdalla Amin, deputy district manager for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in Alameda, Calif., to Foster Farms CEO Ron Foster on Jan. 8.
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