2008-10-09 / Local & State

Pa. Pet Food Plant To Close After Salmonella Scare

EVERSON, Pa. (AP) - A pet food factory in southwestern Pennsylvania is closing because a source of salmonella contamination there can't be found.

Mars Petcare US says it doesn't plan to resume production at the Everson plant, which employs 53.

Production at the Fayette County plant stopped in July to locate the source of salmonella. The company voluntarily recalled all products made at the facility between Feb. 8 and July 29.

A notice sent to the state Department of Labor says some of the workers will lose their jobs as early as Nov. 12. All employees will be out by Dec. 19.

The recalled products are national brands made in Everson and other plants. They include Pedigree, Ol' Roy, Paws & Claws, Retriever, Wegman's and Red Flannel.

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