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Group pressures Foster Farms to address antibiotics
Group pressures Foster Farms to address antibiotics

Foster Farms had just re-opened its main plant in Central California after a cockroach infestation, but federal inspectors were already writing-up new violations at the sprawling poultry-processing facility. “I observed one carcass with visible fecal contamination,” a report dated Jan. 23 read. “The fecal material was olive green in color, pasty in texture.” Later that morning, an inspector found a bin containing two carcasses contaminated with black “unidentified foreign material.” U.S. Department of Agricultural inspectors would cite the Livingston, Calif., plant more than 40 times over the next two months for violations such as mold, rust on...

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