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Second peanut plant is probed

February 11, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Private lab tests show there may have been salmonella at a second plant operated by the peanut company at the center of a national outbreak, but the potentially tainted products were not sent to consumers, Texas health officials said.

The Peanut Corp. of America plant in Plainview had operated unlicensed and uninspected for nearly four years.

Although no recalls related to the plant were announced, federal inspectors have begun looking for any signs of problems similar to those found at a company plant in Georgia identified as the source of the salmonella outbreak.

Peanut Corp. temporarily closed the Texas plant Monday night at the request of health officials.

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