Regional
9:34 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Portales Plant In Peanut Butter Recall To Reopen

A Portales company whose peanut processing plant was linked to a national salmonella outbreak is working to restart operations.

Sunland Inc. Katalin Coburn tells the Portales News-Tribune (http://bit.ly/Tms6m4) the firm's board plans a meeting Monday to talk about the company's fate.

The company's peanut processing and peanut butter plant has been shuttered since the recall in September. Coburn said Friday the peanut processing part of the company's operations were being readied to restart.

Coburn said to her knowledge there have been no layoffs.

The company denied allegations in an FDA report released this month that it distributed peanut and almond butters even after testing showed the products were contaminated.

The company recalled more than 100 nut and nut butter products after the outbreak.

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Information from: Portales News-Tribune, http://www.pntonline.com


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