FDA: no illnesses after eating contaminated pork
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US
Department of Agriculture (USDA) say no human illnesses have been associated
with pork products from pigs that ate feed with the chemical
In addition, the likelihood of such illness is very low.
why FDA is not issuing a recall of products from contaminated animals, but pigs
that have eaten the contaminated product will not be allowed to enter the food
Approximately 6,000 pigs on eight
operations have been quarantined from the food supply, and USDA has offered to
compensate producers who cull hogs that ate the contaminated
FDA determined that a shipment of rice protein imported from
China was contaminated with melamine and melamine-related compounds. The protein
was used for producing pet food and a by-product was used for pig
In addition, neither FDA nor USDA found any
evidence of harm to the swine that ate the contaminated product.
of last week, sites in the following states are believed to have received
contaminated products: California, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, South
Carolina and Utah.
â€¢ Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
â€¢ US Department of Agriculture
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