West Texas Peanut Plant Shuts Down While Authorities Investigate

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PLAINVIEW - A West Texas peanut plant has shut down while federal and state inspectors investigate.

The plant in Plainview is closed for now.

It's owned by the Peanut Corporation of America, the same company behind the nationwide salmonella outbreak.

It shut down the plant while state and federal officials investigate the plant's food safety records and procedures.

NewsWest 9 learned last week, the plant operated for years un-inspected and unlicensed by state health officials.