Lab tests show possible salmonella at Texas plant

ATLANTA (AP) -- Health officials in Texas say lab tests show there may have been salmonella at a shuttered Texas plant operated by the peanut company linked to a national outbreak.

Texas health officials say the Peanut Corp. of America temporarily closed its plant in Plainview, Texas, after private test results found "the possible presence of salmonella" in some of its products.

Texas health officials said it does not appear that any of the possibly contamintated products reached consumers. The Texas plant produces peanut meal, granulated peanuts and dry roasted peanuts.

Peanut Corp.'s Blakely, Ga. plant is blamed for a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 600 people and may have caused at least eight deaths.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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