Tyson Foods Plant in Buffalo, NY Shuts Down

5:34 PM, Oct 14, 2010   |    comments
Tyson Foods Plant in Buffalo, NY
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BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- Tyson Foods has temporarily shut down its deli meats plant at 665 Perry Street in Buffalo. 

A spokesperson for Tyson, Gary Mickelson, said the shutdown follows activities by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that took place after the plant voluntarily recalled deli meat in August.

In an e-mail, Mickelson wrote, "We're working diligently to address this matter, since food safety and quality are essential to the continued success of our deli meats business.

The deli meats produced at the plant are fully cooked to destroy bacteria and contain ingredients that inhibit bacterial growth.  The plant also uses what we call our Sentinel Site Program, a food safety monitoring system designed to help us identify and correct any food safety concerns."

About 480 employees are affected by this temporary shutdown.

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