Government health and food safety officials are seeking to close down two fish processing plants in California, citing concerns over the spread of bacteria and toxins in contaminated products. So far, there have been no illnesses associated with the two plants. However, government inspectors detected the toxins that cause botulism and listeriosis on products tested at the plants. The Food and Drug Administration is looking to close down the Fujino Enterprises-owned Blue Ocean Smokehouse in Half Moon Bay and has temporarily halted operations and distribution out of the Yamaya processing plant in Torrance. A Yamaya spokesman said the company had no comment, and a call to Blue Ocean Smokehouse was not returned.

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