Roach infestation closes California poultry plant

January 9, 2014 1:23:59 PM PST
Operations at a California Poultry plant have come to a halt after the USDA discovered a cockroach infestation.

One of the biggest foster farms plants in California is infested with live cockroaches according to the USDA.

The agency says the infestation posed a public health threat and operation at the plant will be suspended until the problem is resolved.

A representative for foster farms says the plant has been treated and no other facilities were affected.

The same plant is linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 400 people last year.