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Salmonella mistakes impact many – including workers

Plant closing frustrates residents

Sylvester, Georgia

Residents in a small Georgia town where a salmonella outbreak has led to the closing of one of the town’s biggest employers say they’re growing impatient.  The production plant in Sylvester remains shut, three weeks after the government announced a link between the outbreak and a spread made at the facility.  The plant makes Peter Pan peanut butter, which is now part of a recall.  Investigators are still trying to figure out how the dangerous germ got into ConAgra Foods products and sickened at least 425 people nationwide.  ConAgra spokeswoman Stephanie Childs says the recall will cost the company millions of dollars. However, she says the approximately 100 workers at the site are still being paid.