Hog farm quarantined
American Hog Farm, a 1500-animal facility in Ceres, CA, has been
quarantined by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
reason is the presence of the chemical melamine in pig urine that was
revealed during lab tests. Melamine became a topic of much discussion in
early 2007, when veterinary scientists determined it to be the cause of
hundreds of pet deaths, because of pet food contamination.
State Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Horton says that evidence suggests
a minimal health risk to people who have consumed pork purchased from
these facilities, the California Department of Health Services (CDHS)
recommends that individuals who purchased hogs from the American Hog
Farm after April 3, 2007 not consume the product until further notice.
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