With 416 sick from Salmonella that has been going on for months, the feds finally decided to close a Foster Farms plant in California. For cockroaches. I told Beth Weise of USA Today, "It’s probably that USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) was getting bad PR so it needed a reason to shut them down. Cockroaches are never good; but neither are 416 sick people." Finding roaches in a processing plant isn’t unexpected, said International Association for Food Protection president, Rutgers University food extension guru and beard aficionado Donald Schaffner, "The key question is how many other plants have this frequency of roach noncompliance and were not shut down?"
/ / / 416 sick from Salmonella: USDA closes Foster Farms plant over roach infestation