Contaminated Pork Seized in Angeles City

PHILIPPINES - Some 70 kilos of pork meat believed contaminated with hog cholera disease were seized by personnel from the city veterinary office before it was sold to the public, authorities said.
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The owner of the "hot" meat was not mentioned in the report, but veterinary officials immediately separated the contaminated meat from the rest of newly-slaughtered hogs to avoid spread of the disease.

ABS-CBN News reports that Rolando Espino, meat inspector ll, initially discovered the contaminated meat at the slaughter house. He noticed red dots on the hog skin that prompoted him to call the attention of his superior.

Mr Espino said a resident veterinarian found out that the meat is afflicted with hog cholera disease and prevented it from being delivered to the public market to protect consumers.

The veterinary office also recommended the burning of the seized meat. It warned hog dealers to examine livestock being brought to slaughter house to avoid similar incident.

Mr Espino urged the public to immediately report the sale of infected meat.

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