Foster Farms Restarts Work at Livingston Plant

24 January 2014, at 1:00am

US - US poultry processor, Foster Farms, has restarted operations at its Livingston, California poultry plant.

All plant employees have been called back to work.

The company put a voluntary hold on plant operations on 12 January, to dedicate additional time to ensuring that its preventative plan was fully realised with the most effective treatment protocols in place.

Production was temporarily shifted to Foster Farms’ other California processing plants 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 said it expects to add weekend shifts and provide overtime to hourly plant employees in the coming weeks.

Foster Farms President Ron Foster said: “Although this has been a challenging time, we remain committed to the highest level of quality and food safety through all aspects of our plant operations and will emerge a stronger company.”