METAMORA, Ill. -- State officials have shut down a western Illinois tamale plant after finding what they say were unsanitary food-handling conditions.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture said Friday that an administrative law judge ordered Art's Tamales in Metamora to close on Wednesday.
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The department says it sought an order to close Art's after finding rodent droppings on numerous occasions over the past year. The department says the company hadn't corrected the problem.
A telephone message left with Art's Tamales by The Associated Press on Friday was not immediately returned.
Art's Tamales has 30 days to appeal the ruling.