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Smithfield Discovers No Unsafe Chemicals or Tainted Feed

by 5m Editor
26 April 2007, at 9:56am

US - Smithfield Foods said today that Murphy-Brown LLC, the company's hog production subsidiary, has conducted a thorough review of its sources of feed ingredient supplies and suppliers have discovered no feed ingredients in its swine feeding system which have been identified by the FDA to contain the chemical melamine.

This review covered all feed ingredient suppliers, feed supplied to Murphy-Brown owned farms and contract growers who produce animals for Murphy-Brown, as of this date.

"Our vertical integration model provides us with a mechanism to ensure feed quality, the ability to trace our sources of supplies and offers a means of protection against things such as tainted feed ingredients. The model also enables us to respond rapidly to our customers on such issues," said C. Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods. "We want to assure our customers that our products are safe to eat," he said.

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