FDA/USDA Say Poultry OK; Industry Responds

The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 20 million chickens that were quarantined last week after scientists from five federal agencies concluded there is a very low risk to human health from consuming meat from hogs and chickens known to have been fed animal feed supplemented with pet food scraps that contained melamine. As a result, consumers

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture here released the 20 million chickens that were quarantined last week after scientists from five federal agencies concluded there is a very low risk to human health from consuming meat from hogs and chickens known to have been fed animal feed supplemented with pet food scraps that contained melamine. As a result, consumers and retailers are going to suppliers for assurance.

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