Someone at the WHO is rolling their eyes over this report ..
May 3, 2009 Leave a comment
.. well, over having to write this report, to be exact; from MSNBC: “Pork is safe to eat, health officials say”. Seems the World Health Organization (WHO) has been under pressure to make the statement, no doubt by the pork lobbyists.
From the article:
Pork, ham and sausages are safe to eat, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
"You don’t get this disease through eating pork, and therefore there is no reason to be afraid of eating pork or pork products," said Dr. Peter Ben Embarek, a WHO senior scientist on food safety. "As long as pork is cooked the way we normally cook meat, there is no problem and no risk at all to get this disease."
"There is no reason to start destroying these wonderful, traditional cured products," Ben Embarek said. "You can continue to safely eat your prosciutto."
I can’t make this stuff up.