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Federal inspectors close poultry-processing plant

by 5m Editor
6 April 2005, at 12:00am

US - For the second time within about a week, federal inspectors have closed a poultry-processing plant run by House of Raeford Farms, a U.S. Agriculture Department spokesman said yesterday. About 1,300 workers at a turkey-processing plant in Raeford remained idled yesterday after inspectors who work at the plant ordered it closed Saturday, said Matt Baun, a spokesman for USDA&#39;s food safety and in-spection service in Washington. &quot;This wasn&#39;t out of the blue. The plant knew about our concerns all along and they haven&#39;t effectively addressed those concerns,&quot; Baun said of the shutdown, which he said was caused by management&#39;s failure to deal with food-contamination risks. <i>Source: Winston-Salem Journal</i>

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