Health Inspectors in Austin, Texas have ordered a recall of all products ever shipped from a now-closed a US Peanut plant in Plainview amid a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
The order came Thursday evening from the Department of State Health Services.
The agency says "dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers" were discovered Wednesday in a crawl space above a production area.
"There were also 57 cats, 42 dogs and black bear roaming around back", stated one officer.
A state inspection also found that the unit's air handling system was pulling debris from the infested crawl space into production areas and some white powder in an envelope that they haven't had examined yet, was in a drawer.
The plant began operating in March 2005 but was shut down earlier this week after the salmonella outbreak.
The health department order also requires the plant to stop producing and distributing food products, but just a tad late.
"Apparently they'd also been waterboarding truck drivers back there in the showers so that they wouldn't talk", said one official.
"Three previously sent inspectors would not say a word but one giggled a if you pointed to the bird feathers!"