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National Briefing / Texas

2nd plant tainted with same salmonella strain

February 26, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Tests show ground peanuts at a Texas plant were contaminated with the same strain of salmonella that has sickened hundreds of people across the nation, state health officials said Wednesday.

The peanut meal was tested at the Plainview plant Feb. 12 after the facility had voluntarily shut down, said Doug McBride, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The Texas plant is the second facility operated by the embattled Peanut Corp. of America to test positive for salmonella.

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