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Mexico bans chicken produced at facilities linked to ongoing Salmonella outbreak

It is the first time Mexico has banned US meat products due to public health concerns.

October 25, 2013
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Mexico bans chicken produced at facilities linked to Salmonella

Mexico's government has banned the import of chicken produced at three Foster Farms facilities in California linked to ongoing Salmonella outbreaks, according to The Oregonian. A source at USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service told that this is the first time Mexico has banned a US meat product due to public health concerns.

Foster Farms president apologized to consumers last week, and said sales have dropped 25 percent since news of the outbreak broke. So far, at least 338 individuals in 20 states and Puerto Rico have reported illness in connection with raw chicken meat produced at the facilities.

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