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Melamine fed animals all cleared

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it has cleared 80,000 chickens previously on hold on farms in Indiana for exposure to melamine contaminated feed to approval for slaughter after testing the meat on the birds.

These chickens, all breeding hens, were the last of the chickens on hold in Indiana or anywhere in the nation for melamine exposure.

Previously already pigs that were fed melamine tainted feed were cleared for slaughter and also fish were found not to have accumulated the contamination in the body.

The USDA announced that testing results indicate that the melamine in the chicken feed did not accumulate in birds in high quantities and was eliminated from the body quickly.

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