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Feds May Shut Down Farm Over Salmonella Outbreak

(ABC News) – A California poultry farm at the center of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people in 18 states has until today to come up with a plan to improve food safety or federal inspectors will effectively shut it down.

The United States Department of Agriculture sent a letter to Foster Farms in Fresno, Calif., on Oct. 7, explaining that 25.33 percent of the farm’s poultry tested positive for salmonella, and many of those salmonella strains matched the recent outbreak.

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