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LIVINGSTON, Calif. – Foster Farms will resume production at its Livingston plant tomorrow morning, Jan. 11, having received approval of its sanitization and treatment measures from USDA Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS). All Livingston plant employees will be called back to work.

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, upon receiving notice of non-compliance related to the presence of an insect in the plant from USDA-FSIS, Foster Farms immediately closed its Livingston, Calif., facility for thorough sanitization and treatment. No other plants were affected and no products were affected. Foster Farms shifted production to its other California plants during this time. Foster Farms shares a common goal with the USDA-FSIS of contributing to a safe food supply, as we have done since 1939.

We want to assure our consumers, customers and valued employees that we worked diligently to address and resolve this issue. Our efforts included developing a comprehensive preventative plan with full documentation that received USDA-FSIS approval.

Foster Farms President Ron Foster commented, “Foster Farms was founded on a commitment to excellence, honesty, quality and service. We have devoted our fullest efforts to resolve this issue. As a company, Foster Farms will emerge stronger and with a continued commitment to quality.”