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August 28, 2014

How Foster Farms is solving the case of the mystery Salmonella

Foster Farms, California’s biggest chicken producer, has been accused of poisoning people with salmonella bacteria. After an outbreak last fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture to shut down three of the company’s plants.

Since then, though, the company has its rates of salmonella contamination dramatically. Some food safety experts are now saying the whole poultry industry should follow this company’s example.

The company is also taking the lead in figuring out a food safety mystery: How in the world do tests detect salmonella frequently on cut-up chicken parts but not on whole chicken carcasses? Read More

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