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Foster Farms says salmonella rates have fallen significantly
Foster Farms says salmonella rates have fallen significantly

Foster Farms, the California chicken company battling an ongoing salmonella breakout, said it has dramatically reduced salmonella rates. Salmonella rates are now about 2%, well below the national average of 25%, said Bob O'Connor, one of the companies' two full-time veterinarians. The reduction is “due to a lot of trial and error and waiting for modifications to kick in,” O'Connor said. However, he acknowledged that salmonella remains a continuing concern. “For the people who wanted a silver-bullet-type story, there isn't one,” O Connor said. "With salmonella we're not going to be able to say ‘It's over.’...

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