UNDATED (CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration found many violations at the Sunland peanut plant.
The New Mexico plant was the source of a nut product contamination that left over 40 people sick in 20 states.
Federal investigators observed and inspected the plant from mid September to mid October. According to the FDA, the facility transported over peanut and almond butter products, even though internal testing showed salmonella was present.
There were no records that the production equipment was cleaned.
The agency also noted that raw peanuts were found outside the facility exposed to birds and rain.
Investigations revealed employees handled ready to package peanuts with their bare hands.
There were also no sinks in the production or packaging area for employees to wash their hands.
The conmpany's CEO issued a statement saying they plan to continue cooperating with the FDA and have already submitted a response to the agency addressing each issue of concern.
To date, Sunland has recalled all peanut and almond butter products made in that plant after March 1, 2010.