Nightly News   |  October 11, 2013

317 sickened in salmonella outbreak

Nearly half of the people infected have been hospitalized, and it’s believed that there may be many other unconfirmed cases. The illnesses are being linked to Foster Farms poultry plants in California. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the outbreak of salmonella. the cdc says 317 people have been infected in 20 states in all and puerto rico . almost half of them required hospitalization. those are confirmed cases. there may be more. almost three-quarters of the cases are in the state of california . officials say three different plants operated there by foster farms are the likely source of this. the company submitted a plan for changes in its processing. based on that the government says it will allow the plants for now to