Texas Food Plant Awaits FDA Results

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A Texas food processing plant shuttered over allegations of tainted celery is awaiting a separate analysis from the Food and Drug Administration.

Attorneys for SanGar Produce & Processing Co. said Friday the company also had an independent lab retesting its San Antonio facility for listeria. Texas health officials have linked the plant to contaminated celery that sickened at least six people this year, four of whom died.

Jason Galvan, an attorney for SanGar, says the state has provided the company no proof linking the cases to the plant. He said SanGar is hoping to receive the FDA results as early as Friday.

The state ordered a recall of all produce from the plant. An FDA official has told The Associated Press the recall could be expanded as the agency learns more.
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