"USDA Won't Close Plants in Salmonella Outbreak"

"The Department of Agriculture will not close the California chicken-processing plants linked to a nationwide outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella, officials said."

"'Foster Farms has submitted and implemented immediate substantive changes to their slaughter and processing to allow for continued operations,' USDA spokesman Aaron Lavallee said Thursday evening.

USDA Food Safety Inspection Service inspectors will verify that the changes are being implemented at the three plants linked to the outbreak one 'a continuous and ongoing basis,' he said."

Elizabeth Weise reports for USA TODAY October 10, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Feds Recall Furloughed Workers To Deal With Salmonella Outbreak" (Christian Science Monitor)

"USDA: Poultry Plants Linked To Outbreak Stay Open" (AP)

"Feds Threaten To Shut 3 Salmonella-Linked Chicken Plants" (AP)

Source: USA TODAY, 10/11/2013