Livingston Foster Farms Plant Closes over Reported Cockroach Infestation

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The Foster Farms plant in Livingston shut down Wednesday after a reported cockroach infestation.

Foster Farms will reopen its plant after some “enhanced sanitizing” and a federal inspection.

“Food safety is Foster Farms’ highest priority and the company took action immediately upon learning of any concern,” the firm said in a written statement. “This is an isolated incident; no other company plants are affected. [Wednesday]’s treatment is expected to fully resolve this incident.”

Foster Farms said no products or other facilities were affected.

The firm said in a statement that only five cockroaches were found since September 2013 but federal inspectors say cockroaches were found on five separate visits in the same time period.

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