The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified State authorities Thursday that swine at eight operations that ate food contaminated with melamine will not be approved to enter the food supply.
The adulterated feed is known to have been purchased by eight producers in
Based on information currently available, FDA and USDA believe the likelihood of human illness after eating such pork is very low; however, the agencies believe it is prudent to take these measures.
FDA determined that a shipment of rice protein imported from
Pork and pork products derived from animals that were fed the adulterated product will also be destroyed. USDA is offering to compensate producers who euthanize swine that were fed the adulterated product.