|By Robert Cohen Executive Director|
CHEESY NEWS BLACKOUT
The Food and Drug Administration has (quietly) instituted
a nationwide recall of 1,325,000 pounds of Wisconsin
cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Have you seen this story on television?
ISN'T LISTERIA KILLED BY PASTEURIZATION?
"Milk from cows inoculated with listeria was pooled for 2 to 4 days and then heated at 162 degrees Fahrenheit for 16 seconds in a high-temperature, short-time pasteurization unit. Live listeria bacteria was then successfully isolated from the milk after heat treatment in 11 of 12 pasteurization trials."
(Journal of Environmental Microbiology. July 1987)
IS CHEESE PROTECTED WHEN IT'S REFRIGERATED?
"Listeria organisms excreted in cow's milk escaped pasteurization, grew well at refrigerator temperatures, and were ingested by consumers."
(New England Journal of Medicine, 1985, 312)
WHAT ARE THE CHEEZE WHIZZES UP TO?
Why has this important story been censored?
Has your deli or supermarket complied with the recall? If you still eat the stuff (heaven forbid), be certain to ask your deli person for the name of the manufacturer. If it's:
... then run for the hills or hide in a valley!
Manufacturer, by visit on October 17, 2000, and by letters November 2, 13, and 14, 2000. Ongoing recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Markets.
THEY (FDA, newspapers, television) would rather people
get sick then hurt the dairy industry. Please use the power
of the Internet to get the truth out. Send this ALERT to
everybody you know!
Robert Cohen author of: MILK A-Z
Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dairy Education Board
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