Monday, 4 March 2013

Hepatitis E in British Pigs and Pork Publicised

As you can see we were right.

Our campaign to get Hepatitis E in pigs investigated in Britain is known throughout the world and has finally forced disclosure, or perhaps publicity would be more appropriate.

Now there will have to be independent  investigations on why Defra's veterinarians hid it up for so many years, presumably with human casualties in people handling British pigs and possibly pork.

You will find plenty of information on this blog, on the risks and NHS investigations.

We will keep the writer's now famous signature for the moment uncharged.

Pat Gardiner
Release and independently audit the results of testing British pigs
for MRSA, C.Diff and Hepatitis E now!  and

The Pig Site report this morning can be found here with access to the research (dating back to last year.)

Hepatitis E Virus Studied in Pork Food Chain

04 March 2013
UK - Researchers have reported finding evidence for possible foodborne transmission of hepatitis E virus (HEV) during pork production.

Alessandra Berto and colleagues at the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge investigated contamination by HEV in the pork production chain in the United Kingdom in 2009-2010.

In their paper in Emerging Infectious Diseases, the report detecting HEV in pig liver samples in a slaughterhouse, in surface samples from a processing plant and in pork sausages and surface samples at point
of sale.