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  • ** FILE ** This Nov. 27, 2012, file photo shows the Sunland Inc. peanut butter and nut processing plant in eastern New Mexico, near Portales, which has been shuttered since late September due to a salmonella outbreak that sickened dozens. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing, File)

    Feds, shuttered N.M. peanut butter plant reach deal

    A peanut butter plant shuttered by a widespread salmonella outbreak has been given the go ahead to start harvesting a bumper crop of prized eastern New Mexico Valencia peanuts next week under an agreement that ends a tense, monthslong standoff with federal regulators.

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  • But it could be six to eight weeks before peanut butter production resumes, said Sunland spokeswoman Katalin Coburn.

    NM peanut capital at heart of national recall →

  • "We have had extensive, inclusive processes that are designed to prevent anything getting into commerce that can possibly be harmful," she said. "The entire investigation is centered on exactly where there may have been a mistake, where signs were not properly interpreted. And analyzing that data is what is taking so long."

    NM peanut capital at heart of national recall →

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