Is The FDA Really Allowing Viruses To Be Sprayed On Our Meat?

Filed under: In The News — @ August 21, 2006

One of the staple foods for people on the low-carb lifestyle are fresh deli meats. Nothing beats this high-protein, low-carb snack in conjunction with some cheese and mayonaisse rolled up inside a low-carb wrap. Mmm mmm!

But have you heard about what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its seal of approval to be sprayed on these delicious meats now: VIRUSES. I’m not joking!

Apparently the FDA believes the 2500 people who get listeriosis annually, 500 of them eventually dying, is reason enough to take this drastic action exposing literally tens of millions of Americans to viruses they wouldn’t otherwise be consuming.

bq. Since listeria exists in deli meats primarily because they are not cooked or heated up prior to consumption, then why doesn’t the FDA just put out a recommendation for people in the vulnerable groups to do just that prior to consuming these foods? That certainly makes a lot more sense than taking the bold and risky action to begin spraying viruses on the meat that millions of people consume daily. Duh!

Even worse is the fact that people won’t have any idea they are eating these viruses according to FDA food additive safety regulator Andrew Zajac.

bq. The eerie revelation by Zajac in this story that consumers will have no idea this virus spray has been added to the deli meats they purchase is alarming to me. If it’s so safe, then why not? Yikes, you mean there won’t be a big yellow sticker on it with the message “FDA-APPROVED SPRAY-ON VIRUSES APPLIED TO THIS MEAT!” Ya think Oscar Meyer and Bryan would appreciate having that on their bestselling deli meats? Nah, didn’t think so.

Click here to learn more about this action by the FDA and how you can express your concerns about exposing our meat to questionable viruses.


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