After a Major Recall due to Salmonella and Listeria in 2018 Caused McCain Foods closes the California facility
McCain plant in Colton, California (part of McCain Foods, the Toronto-based global frozen foods company) that produced millions of pounds of frozen products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and salmonella is closing. The recall of McCain vegetables affected many companies in the food industry. The Colton plant which had processed the vegetables, including chopped onions, peppers, and roasted corn, and sold them as ingredients to commercial kitchens and food manufacturers all over the country. The total amount of product affected exceeds 100 million pounds, making it the largest recall of 2018. The closure will result in layoffs for 100 employees. In an email to The New Food Economy, Andrea Davis, a McCain spokeswoman, confirmed that the recall influenced the decision to close the plant, but said there were other factors involved. The plant had a history of food safety violations. Clearing a frozen food facility for Listeria is notoriously hard. @ https://newfoodeconomy.org/mccain-foods-closes-california-plant-whole-foods-trader-joes-listeria-recall/" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://newfoodeconomy.org/mccain-foods-closes-california-plant-whole-foods-trader-joes-listeria-recall/
McCain closes California plant implicated in 2018's largest food safety recall | New Food Economy
The company’s Colton, California plant processed millions of pounds of produce potentially contaminated with listeria and salmonella.