Processing Magazine

Health Officials Shut Down Food Processing Plant

October 21, 2010
The Associated Press reports, Texas health officials have closed a San Antonio food processing plant and ordered a recall of all products shipped since January amid concerns over possible contamination. The order from the Department of State Health Services affects SanGar Produce & Processing Co. The agency says lab tests on chopped celery found Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause severe illness. DSHS is investigating 10 listeriosis cases, including five deaths. Six cases were linked to celery from the SanGar plant, affecting consumers in Bexar, Travis and Hidalgo counties in Texas.