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Global Food Safety Warning: Atypical Scrapie Found in NZ Sheep

Posted by feww on October 28, 2009


Deadly New Zealand Meat and Farm Produce Enter Nightmare Level

What’s Scrapie?

A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), and related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or “mad cow disease”), scrapie is a fatal, degenerative disease that affects the nervous systems of sheep and goats. Scrapie, like other spongiform encephalopathies, is caused by a prion. So far the deadly disease does not appear to be transmissible to humans, but that could change.


Sheep with scrapie
Sheep with Scrapie. Source: USDA

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2 Responses to “Global Food Safety Warning: Atypical Scrapie Found in NZ Sheep”

  1. msrb said

    Readers are urged to use caution, common sense and planetary consideration in purchasing and consuming food imports from New Zealand!

    See also:
    Toxic Country – Diseased Food Part II

    New Zealand Health Warnings

    Toxic Country – Diseased Food

    Who Needs A Food Revolution?

    Truth About ‘100% Pure New Zealand’ Ad Campaign

  2. I am a communications advisor with New Zealand’s biosecurity agency – MAF Biosecurity New Zealand. I need to correct this alarmist posting on your website. New Zealand does NOT have a case of scrapie. What has been detected is the presence of a completely distinct condition called atypical scrapie – which is also known as Nor 98.
    Neither atypical scrapie/Nor 98 nor, for that matter, scrapie, is known to pose any risk to human health or the safety of eating meat or animal products. The widely accepted mainstream scientific view on atypical scrapie/Nor 98 is that it occurs spontaneously or naturally in very small numbers of older sheep in all sheep populations around the world.
    Full information on this condition is at:
    Lesley Patston, Senior Communications Adviser, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand

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