Foster Farms resume plant operations

Published on: Jan 22, 2014
Foster Farms resumed operations at its Livingston, Calif., poultry plant Jan. 22. All plant employees have been called back to work.

Production was temporarily shifted to Foster Farms’ other Calif., facilities during this time as Foster Farms brought full attention to implementing its USDA-FSIS-approved preventative plan in Livingston. With all employees now back to work, Foster Farms expects to add weekend shifts and provide overtime to hourly plant employees in the coming weeks.

On Jan. 11, operations at the plant was suspended by the USDA citing for cockroach activity.  The USDA inspection report revealed insect activity was also reported three other times previously.

The company put a voluntary hold on plant operations to dedicate additional time to ensuring that its preventative plan was fully realized with the most effective treatment protocols in place.

Production was temporarily shifted to Foster Farms’ other Calif., facilities during this time as Foster Farms brought full attention to implementing its USDA-FSIS-approved preventative plan in Livingston. With all employees now back to work, Foster Farms expects to add weekend shifts and provide overtime to hourly plant employees in the coming weeks.