LIVINGSTON — While the city's most visible employer remained closed for business on Tuesday, it was business as usual around town, amid optimism that Foster Farms soon will reopen.
Bill Mattos, president of the California Poultry Federation, attended a meeting at the Livingston plant Tuesday afternoon and said it's likely to reopen Thursday, "maybe even for a shift on Wednesday."
The company closed its chicken plant voluntarily Sunday, after reopening briefly following a three-day federal shutdown related to cockroaches found at the site. Company officials said they were closing a second time to ensure that Foster Farms has "the most stringent and effective treatment protocols in place."
A representative of the company's public relations firm said there was no news Tuesday regarding a potential reopening; officials earlier said they expected the most recent closure to last only a few days.
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