Roaches Found at Foster Farms Facility in Livingston

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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

The Modesto Bee reports ( ) 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 on five occasions at various locations in 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 just 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 in operation after the company agreed to improve its safeguards.

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