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About 56,000 Swine to Be Released from Quarantine

by 5m Editor
16 May 2007, at 10:42am

US - After new tests confirmed that swine that ate feed containing melamine and related compounds is safe for human consumption, USDA says up to 56,000 swine that have been quarantined are OK for processing.

An updated FDA and USDA risk assessment found that a healthy adult weighing 132 pounds would have to eat over 800 pounds of melamine-contaminated food in one day in order to reach an unhealthy level of melamine.

The risk assessment found that melamine does not accumulate in swine, as the kidneys filter it into the animal's urine.

Source: Indiana Prairie Farmer

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