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October 25, 2013

Foster Farms says improvements are restoring consumer support

Officials at West Coast poultry giant Foster Farms say that a raft of improvements to chicken production and processing aimed at getting a Salmonella problem under control are working and beginning to restore consumer confidence and support. Foster Farms has been rocked by an outbreak of human salmonellosis tied to its products by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reports 338 cases in 20 states. Three-quarters of the cases are in the company’s home state of California. Company officials said last week that sales plunged 25 percent in the wake of news reports on the outbreak and a federal warning to consumers to handle and cook its fresh chicken properly.  Read More

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