Here is another reason to avoid certain commercialized foods, particularly pre-packaged meats.
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 in small quantities likely wouldn’t cause health problems anyway, the FDA said.
So, let me get this straight. They’ve created a mixture of viruses, which are grown in the bacteria they are to eventually destroy. Apparently the residue left from the virus mixture might be toxic. But small quantities of this very bacterium they’re working to destroy won’t cause health problems anyway. Does that mean most people ingest said bacteria anyway and aren’t hurt by it? Does this make the chances of more people getting sick higher?
I guess I just don’t trust the government so it’s a good thing I don’t eat pre-packaged deli meats especially since they’re not planning on putting any labels on the actual products.
Consumers won’t be aware that meat and poultry products have been treated with the spray, Zajac added. The Department of Agriculture will regulate the actual use of the product.
Last question: Why aren’t they telling consumers that the FDA approved such a technique? Why aren’t they adding it to the ingredients? Don’t you think people want to know they’re eating a mixture of 6 viruses sprayed on their cold cuts, 6 viruses that grew in the exact bacteria they’re trying to kill off?
I have several food allergies. I carry an EPI pen around with me wherever I go. The scary thing is, I’m not entirely sure what I’m actually allergic to. My allergist tells me, it’s probably a preservative. The even scarier part is I have actually gone into Anaphylaxis shock, hence the need for the pen. I am led to believe that my allergies are directly related to FDA approved and managed preservatives. Luckily, for me, many foods come with warning labels stating as much. I choose to avoid those foods. Why not do the same with this? I’m actually asking.