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California poultry plants linked to salmonella outbreak won’t be closed

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For years, Foster Farms wanted consumers to know its poultry was farm fresh, all natural and, most important, safe to eat.

But the ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to three of its central California processing plants is threatening to tarnish the company’s image and raising hard questions about gaps in the nation’s food safety laws.

Considered among the industry’s leading producers with state-of-the-art facilities, Foster Farms is an example of how salmonella has become an increasingly potent threat to consumer safety.

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