Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Pet-Food Scandal & Pork

At least some of the pet food contaminated with melamine that has been in the news lately was salvaged and sent to hog farms, according to articles in a number of papers. According to the article in the Guardian (here), some pigs here in California were fed the contaminated products. When asked if any of the pork from these hogs had entered the human food supply, Stephen Sundlof, the chief veterinarian of the FDA, responded "At this point, I don't have a definitive answer other than to say that the issue is being addressed." For a good overview of the entire issue, including what's known and what has been done thus far in the pork industry, see the Pork Checkoff's summary here at the website.

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