(Plainview, TX) -- The Texas Department of State Health Services has ordered Peanut Corporation of America to recall all products ever shipped from its Plainview, Texas plant.
The order was issued after dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers were discovered Wednesday in a crawl space above a production area during an in-depth DSHS inspection.
The inspection also found that the plant's air handling system was not completely sealed and was pulling debris from the infested crawl space into production areas where food was located.
The plant was also ordered to stop producing and distributing food products.
Plant officials voluntarily stopped operations Monday night after testing showed possible salmonella contaminants in products.
State officials are now prohibiting the plant from reopening without DSHS approval.
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