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Kentucky factory blamed for nationwide E. coli outbreak

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky factory is being blamed for a nationwide E. coli outbreak.

The Food and Drug Administration ordered Dixie Dew Products Inc. in Erlanger to shut down because of products contaminated with E. coli.

The FDA says the company's I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products led to 29 people getting sick in 12 different states.

A dozen of those people have been hospitalized, including many children.

The FDA says it found numerous safety issues at the factory, including leaking pipes, molded pallets and black filth. It also found a fly infestation and rodent droppings.

The FDA says the company will be allowed to re-open if all the problems are fixed.

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