RALEIGH (AP) -- State officials say that a chemical blamed for more than a dozen pet deaths across the nation has been found in all the hogs tested at a farm in western North Carolina.
The farm received a shipment of contaminated feed last week. It has been quarantined as a precaution and none of the hogs have entered the food supply. That's according to Mary Ann McBride, assistant state veterinarian for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
McBride says there is no reason to believe that there is any risk associated with the North Carolina pork supply.
State officials took urine samples from 13 hogs and all tested positive for melamine, a chemical used to manufacture plastics and foam. The farm has about 14-hundred hogs.
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