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Company Overview of Foster Poultry Farms, Inc.

Company Overview

Foster Poultry Farms, Inc., doing business as Foster Farms, produces poultry products. The company offers chicken, cooked frozen chicken and turkey, fully cooked refrigerated chicken and turkey, frozen chicken, turkey, deli lunchmeats and franks, and corndogs. It serves home cooks, retailers, warehouse clubs, and foodservice customers in the United States. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Livingston, California with operations in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arkansas, Alabama, and Louisiana.

1000 Davis Street

Livingston, CA 95334-1526

United States

Founded in 1939





Key Executives for Foster Poultry Farms, Inc.

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Foster Poultry Farms, Inc. Key Developments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Orders Foster Farms to Suspension of Operations at the Livingston Merced County Plant

A Foster Farms chicken plant southeast of Modesto was shut down after federal inspectors reported finding cockroaches in the facility for the fifth time in the last 4 months. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sent a letter to Foster Farms chief executive Ron Foster ordering the suspension of operations at the Livingston Merced County plant, citing unsanitary conditions. Sanitization and treatment of the plant was completed. However, operations cannot resume until Foster Farms presents a detailed plan to the government on how it will correct the problem. The discovery of the pests was an isolated incident and that consumers had nothing to fear. No other facilities are affected. Treatment is expected to fully resolve this incident. While the USDA reported no evidence of food-borne disease, a senior staff attorney with the advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest cautioned that the presence of insects was a sign of trouble. The suspension will remain in effect until the establishment provides adequate written assurances of corrective and preventive measures.

Foster Poultry Farms, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Class II Recall of Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Foster Poultry Farms, Inc. has initiated a voluntary Class II recall of Mediterranean Turkey Burgers (#96384, 5.33 oz.), produced for 14 Food Service customers sold for food service use in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah. Class II recalls are classified by the USDA as representing low risk for adverse health consequences. The recall applies to 1,504 10-pound cases produced between December 28, 2011 and May 10, 2012, which contained soy (an allergen) as an undeclared seasoning ingredient. There have been no reported illnesses related to this product. The recall applies only to turkey burgers produced for Food Service customers.

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