Contaminated swine safe for consumption
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced
to allow pigs related to the melamine affair to be processed for human
Tests carried out by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
confirms that meat from pigs that ate rations supplemented with pet food scraps
containing this melamine and related compounds, is safe for human
Testing of meat from pigs exposed to
the feed in question confirms that melamine and melamine compounds does not
accumulate in pork and is filtered out of the body by the action of the kidneys,
according to the USDA.
The testing supports the statement that there
is a very low risk of human illness from the consumption of meat from animals
exposed to the feed in question.
56,000 pigs on farms in California, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York,
Kansas, Utah and Illinois consumed the feed containing melamine.
USDA will provide compensation to producers for certain additional
costs incurred as a result of voluntarily holding the
â€¢ United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
â€¢ Food Safety
and Inspection Service (FSIS)
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