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3rd case of hog cholera infection found in central Japan

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and there you have it again, another blow to the safety food Japan illusion, time for some safe healthy alternatives from countries with strict quarantine practices eg Australia , NZ, thanks TPP

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Hog cholera is no danger to humans even if infected meat is ingested, so I'd say this really has pretty much zero effect on food safety, especially considering how seriously it is being taken with only 3 cases.

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@extanker

Hog cholera is no danger to humans even if infected meat is ingested

And how do they know that exactly. Did they sit down a 1000 human volunteers and subject them to the virus while feeding them infected pork?

The next thing well hear is that data was falsified when the first human comes down with the virus. Keep in mind that viruses mutate, it’s part of their evolutionary strategy to survive as it is with all living organisms. Feed enough contaminated pork to the populace and eventually one virus will make the cross over to infecting humans!

I do not want myself or my family eating pork contaminated with any pathogens full stop!

I would like to say the opposite...it most certainly has an affect on food safety IMO.

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And how do they know that exactly. Did they sit down a 1000 human volunteers and subject them to the virus while feeding them infected pork?

Well I don't know, but I also don't know exactly how science does a lot of things, but I still listen to what experts tell me.

The next thing well hear is that data was falsified when the first human comes down with the virus. Keep in mind that viruses mutate, it’s part of their evolutionary strategy to survive as it is with all living organisms. Feed enough contaminated pork to the populace and eventually one virus will make the cross over to infecting humans!

Then you better put you and your family in a plastic bubble because there's a lot worse things to worry about out there.

I would like to say the opposite...it most certainly has an affect on food safety IMO.

You can have your opinion but I'll stick with what the professionals say. What's the opposite of something that is dangerous? That's right... Safe.

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I'm also not condoning selling Hog Cholera infected meat. My original point was only that if some slips into the system, no one will be hurt by it.

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https://www.pork.org/food-safety/african-swine-fever-need-know/

And if you don't trust Americans...

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/african-swine-fever/fact-sheet/eng/1306993248674/1306993787261

https://mobil.bfr.bund.de/en/communication_and_public_relations/press_releases/2018/02/african_swine_fever__no_risk_to_consumers-203446.html

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Hopefully they will never mutate to infect humans.

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Even if it's not dangerous to humans, what will it do to the animals? Spread until many many die and that is a huge loss of product & money. It also hurts the business reputation. It says they aren't following hygiene practices, that's a problem when dealing with food.

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