The USDA announced Thursday that Foster Farms will pull some chicken tied to a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds of consumers and has lasted for 16 months. The affected products, manufactured in three California facilities on March 8, 10 and 11, were distributed in Alaska, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Hawaii and California. The USDA said in a statement that this was the first time in its investigation that it could tie the salmonella outbreak to Foster Farms' chickens. "[I]n the fullest interest of food safety, Foster Farms has broadened the recall to encompass all products packaged at that time," the company said in a statement.

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