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UPDATE 2-USDA updates remember of sinister duck to embody troops bases


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By P.J. Huffstutter

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. troops bases and military
commissaries in 5 states that supply food to crew and
their families are among a outlets believed to have received
salmonella-tainted duck constructed by Foster Farms, a U.S.
Department of Agriculture pronounced on Tuesday.

U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine bases in Alaska, California,
Hawaii, Nevada and Washington state might have perceived the
chicken, according to an updated list of recipients of the
poultry, that was removed final week. The removed products may
have been sole to a bases themselves, as good as on-base
commissaries, a group said.

Military crew and their families typically emporium at
commissaries for food and other goods.

In a matter to Reuters, Foster Farms pronounced it supposing the
USDA information “on concerned products and customers” final week.
“There have been no new patron or product extensions that we
are wakeful of,” a association pronounced in a statement. “The only
chicken products concerned in this remember were constructed on
certain dates in March.”

Officials during a Department of Defense could not be reached
for comment.

According to a Agriculture Department, a recalled
products were constructed by Foster Farms on Mar 8, 10 and 11
this year during a plant in Livingston, California and dual other
facilities it owns in Fresno, California. The 3 plants have
linked by open health investigators to a outbreak, which
started in Mar of 2013.

The Defense Department has awarded California-based Foster
Poultry Farms with $190.4 million value of contracts for poultry
products from 2003 by 2012, according to a government
procurement website USASpending.gov.

On Thursday, Foster Farms pronounced it would for a initial time
recall an undisclosed volume of infested duck related to a
massive salmonella conflict that has stretched on for some-more than
16 months.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service also pronounced on
Tuesday that a products were found to have also been carried
by Costco stores in Arizona, California, Colorado,
Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington; as well
as Food 4 Less, Food Max and Food Source stores in
California.

The conflict has roiled a open and brought regulatory
pressure on a ornithology producer. The salmonella strains linked
to a conflict have been identified in during slightest 621 cases in 29
states and Puerto Rico, according to a Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.

On Thursday, Foster Farms pronounced it instituted a voluntary
recall “in a fullest seductiveness of food safety.”

(Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/usa-fosterfarms-recall-idUSL2N0PJ1SB20140708

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