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Still Traces of Salmonella in Chicken

foster farms(Ca.) — Officials said after a year, people are continuing to get sick from chicken linked to a California factory. They said there have been 50 new illnesses in the past two months from antibiotic-resistant salmonella, and eight of them were just in the last week.

Since March of last year, there were 574 reported cases. But, there has been no recall of Foster Farms chicken. The agriculture department said they are monitoring Foster Farms facilities and measured rates of salmonella have been going down since the outbreak began.

The Department threatened to shut down the facilities last year, but let Foster Farms stay open after the company had made immediate changes to reduce the rates of salmonella in its chicken.