US customs officials spent a day this week gathering financial records and charitable contribution files from the offices of Atlanta poultry processor Mar-Jac Poultry, under the suspicion that the firm has ties to terrorist funding. Founded in 1948, the company contributes to about 50 charitable organisations in Gainesville and Georgia, including the Salvation Army and Good News Medical. Federal investigators are focused however on the possible links between the firm and the Saar Foundation, a now defunct non-profit organisation established during the 1970s by members of Saudi Arabia's al- Rajihi family.