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USDA cracks down on poultry industry; West Covina woman sues Foster Farms
USDA cracks down on poultry industry; West Covina woman sues Foster Farms

Just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced plans to crack down on poultry industry food-safety lapses, a West Covina woman is suing Foster Farms, saying she was sickened from eating the company’s chicken.  Ruth Rivera claims she lost feeling in her limbs from Guillain-Barre syndrome, which she says she developed as a result of being infected with campylobacter after eating Foster Farms chicken in December 2011. Campylobacter is a bacteria found in chicken intestines and is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. She is suing the manufacturer for negligence and product liability. The new USDA guidelines,...

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