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"Officials close Texas food factory, order recall"

Associated Press (Picked up by The Washington Post) |


"SAN ANTONIO -- Texas health officials investigating five deaths have closed a San Antonio food processing plant and ordered a recall of all products shipped from there since January.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said the recalled SanGar Produce & Processing Co. items include fresh cut fruit and vegetables in sealed packages that are distributed to restaurants, hospitals and schools.

The agency said it closed the SanGar plant Wednesday after the agency linked six of 10 known cases of listeriosis to chopped celery produced at the plant. It did not say how many of the five listeriosis deaths it is investigating are linked to the plant. Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and vomiting..."

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