The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed findings made by state officials in Texas of listeria bacteria in a plant owned by SanGar Produce & Processing Co.

The company has been linked to 10 listeriosis cases, including five deaths, over an eight-month period, with six of the ten cases linked to chopped celery from the plant in San Antonio.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) closed the plant on 20 October and the FDA ordered SanGar to recall all product shipped from the plant since January.

The recalled products primarily include cut fresh produce in sealed packages that were distributed to restaurants and institutional entities, such as hospitals and schools, and are not believed to be sold in grocery stores.

The FDA said it continues to work with food safety officials to review corrective actions being taken by the company to eliminate the presence of listeria monocytogenes at its facility.

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