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"Shuttered Texas food plant awaits results from FDA"

The Associated Press (Picked up by The Washington Post) | Betsy Blaney and Paul J. Weber


"The results of tests done at a Texas food processing company that was shuttered by state health authorities after contaminated celery was linked to four deaths will likely come next week, a Food and Drug Administration official said Friday.

Sherri McGarry of the FDA said the analysis of samples taken by the federal agency at SanGar Produce & Processing Co. on Oct. 15 isn't complete. She did not know a specific day when the results would be available.

The company had hoped to receive the FDA's results as early as Friday.

'They are pending and in process right now,' said McGarry, director of the agency's public health and biostatistics division in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition..."

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