Officials quarantine pig farm in New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE - A local pig farm has been quarantined until all the animals are tested for disease after animal control officials found farmers using unsafe practices.

Officials say roughly 20 pigs were fed restaurant scraps, including meat, that had not been properly cooked.

"It has to be cooked at 212 degrees for a half hour," said Tom Vincent, the town's animal control officer. A special cooker and a permit are required.

"There is no reason for concern at this point," state veterinarian Dr. Steve Crawford said. "The quarantine order allows for no animals to be allowed on or off the property at this point. So as far as I know, there is no reason for risk at this point."

The Department of Agriculture will be testing all the pigs at Father and Son Livestock for bacteria and disease.

Source: Concorde Monitor
calendar icon 18 January 2006
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