Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Fda Says Viruses Safe For Treating Meat
08-22-2006, 04:23 AM,
Fda Says Viruses Safe For Treating Meat
Viruses on meat...Isn't the bird flu a virus in the meat?

What is this, like a 9-11 meat drill?

FDA says viruses safe for treating meat

A mixture of six bacteria-killing viruses can be safely sprayed on meat and poultry to combat common microbes that kill hundreds of people a year, federal health officials said Friday.

The mixture of special viruses, called bacteriophages, would target strains of Listeria monocytogenes, the Food and Drug Administration said in declaring it is safe to use. The viruses are designed to be sprayed on ready-to-eat meat and poultry products just before they are packaged.

The bacterium they target can cause a serious infection called listeriosis, primarily in pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems. In the United States, an estimated 2,500 persons become seriously ill with listeriosis each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, 500 die.

The preparation of bacteriophages — the name is Greek for "bacteria-eater" — infects only various strains of the Listeria bacterium and not human or plant cells, the FDA said.

People normally come into contact with phages through food, water and the environment, and they are found in our digestive tracts, the FDA said.

The viral preparation is made by Intralytix Inc. The Baltimore company first petitioned the FDA in 2002 to allow the viruses to be used as a food additive.

Messages left with the company and the FDA were not immediately returned Friday.

The viruses are grown in a preparation of the very bacteria they kill, and then purified. The FDA had concerns that the virus preparation potentially could contain toxic residues associated with the bacteria. However, testing did not reveal the presence of such residues, which likely wouldn't cause health problems anyway, the FDA said.

Scientists have long studied bacteriophages as a bacteria-fighting alternative to antibiotics.

On the Net:

Food and Drug Administration:
09-15-2006, 06:53 PM,
Fda Says Viruses Safe For Treating Meat
The FDA says it's OK... oh ok... I guess we can all roll over and go to sleep again then. :D

On a serious note, this business with the viruses on meat is very hazardous of course.
For instance, these particular viruses may indeed cause a minumum of damage but what
if God forbid and of course by sheer accident the meat-viruses get contaminated by some
kind of lethal strain. It wouldn't be the first time.... If I were American I would seriously
entertain the idea of turning vegetarian (but keep clear of unfermented soy products)
or stick to buying ecological or kosher(?) meat. Bye bye burgers....
General Brainquirks:

Mind control imbued by movies:

Movers and Shakers of the SMOM:http://moversandshakersofthesmom.blogspot...identity.html
09-15-2006, 06:56 PM,
Fda Says Viruses Safe For Treating Meat
Also if you want an anti-biotic that favorably discriminates between foreign bodies (ie. bacteria/viruses)
and your own body I suggest you look into the topic of colloidal silver. It's cheap, easy to make,
effective and does not harm your body.;)
General Brainquirks:

Mind control imbued by movies:

Movers and Shakers of the SMOM:http://moversandshakersofthesmom.blogspot...identity.html

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Still think nuclear power is safe and clean? stiffy 0 684 02-25-2014, 05:22 AM
Last Post: stiffy
  Does Eating Red Meat Kill You … Or Is The Problem That We’re Eating FAKE Meat? icosaface 22 5,256 03-03-2013, 07:46 AM
Last Post: Anarchist
  The ozone layer is safe TriWooOx 3 1,782 08-25-2011, 01:35 PM
Last Post: rsol
  PRIMAL DIET – RAW MEAT – RAW MILK & WHEEEEEY ! strangelove 22 6,178 08-17-2011, 09:33 PM
Last Post: strangelove
Information Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Half of U.S. Meat FastTadpole 2 1,767 04-19-2011, 08:02 AM
Last Post: FastTadpole
  Radiation levels from airport full body scans 'safe' TriWooOx 0 1,411 04-02-2011, 11:12 AM
Last Post: TriWooOx
  Couple Pleads For Safe Return Of Laptop Containing Cancer Cure Research drummer 2 1,346 01-16-2011, 05:57 AM
Last Post: Dunamis
  BP Spill Safe, effective solutions ignored hilly7 0 846 07-19-2010, 04:19 AM
Last Post: hilly7
  Supermarkets selling meat from animals fed GM crops TriWooOx 1 1,142 06-26-2010, 01:51 PM
Last Post: icosaface
  Could humans be infected by computer viruses? h3rm35 4 1,793 05-30-2010, 04:35 AM
Last Post: Deathaniel

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)