Foster Farms codes indicate plant location, not batch of chicken

October 23, 2013 4:10:26 PM PDT
We want to clarify a story we reported about Foster Farms chicken linked to a recent salmonella scare.

Foster Farms wants consumers to know that they will continue to find chicken in poultry cases with the codes released two weeks ago because they indicate the location of a processing plant, not a batch of chicken.

Foster Farms says consumers will continue to find chicken in poultry cases with the codes released two weeks ago. This is because the codes indicate the location of the processing plant. The numbers are not lot numbers connected to a batch of chicken.

No recall has been issued because Foster Farms has shown the USDA it has made improvements at its Central Valley plants to reduce the contamination risk.

Foster Farms says the salmonella exposure is below the standard set by the USDA. The company continues to assure consumers the chicken is safe if handled properly and cooked thoroughly.


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