By Published On: 1 July 2013153 words0.8 min read

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Infected Meat: It’s What’s For Lunch

By Crystal Tremblay, Guest Contributor

After being tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), meat from about 28,000 diseased animals are being banned by most supermarkets and burger chains in the UK. Sounds like the UK is being proactive, right? Wrong. Instead, this meat is being sold to some caterers and food processors and somehow finds its way into schools, hospitals, and the military. Some of this meat is even being turned into products such as pies and pasties.

The Food Standards Agency has confirmed there are no known cases of TB being transmitted to humans from infected meat, so it is still being sold with no warning labels that it comes from bTB infected cattle. Numerous experts, however, have warned that the rising level of bTB in cattle is becoming a serious threat to human health. Another great reason to be vegan.

Photo Credit: Sanofi Pasteur

By Published On: 1 July 2013153 words0.8 min read

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Infected Meat: It’s What’s For Lunch

By Crystal Tremblay, Guest Contributor

After being tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), meat from about 28,000 diseased animals are being banned by most supermarkets and burger chains in the UK. Sounds like the UK is being proactive, right? Wrong. Instead, this meat is being sold to some caterers and food processors and somehow finds its way into schools, hospitals, and the military. Some of this meat is even being turned into products such as pies and pasties.

The Food Standards Agency has confirmed there are no known cases of TB being transmitted to humans from infected meat, so it is still being sold with no warning labels that it comes from bTB infected cattle. Numerous experts, however, have warned that the rising level of bTB in cattle is becoming a serious threat to human health. Another great reason to be vegan.

Photo Credit: Sanofi Pasteur

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