DOH Says Processed Pork Is Safe For Human Consumption
PROCESSED PORK – The Bureau of Animal Industry(BAI) yesterday revealed that they tested three processed pork products that were positive for African Swine Fever.
However, Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo assured consumers that people have nothing to worry about. He said that eating products tainted with ASF is completely safe.
“It has no effect on human health. It is safe for human consumption”, said the Domingo. He then added that those threatened by ASF are only hogs.
He further emphasized that the ASF has no health hazards to humans. However, many are still concerned about their well being and safety.
The health secretary made his statement following reports that three processed meat products were found positive for ASF. These included hotdogs, tocinnos, and longanisas.
Despite his assurance, he still urged the public to look out for processed meat products that have a Certificate of Product Registration (CPR).
Products that have a CPR are definitely safe for human consumption, said the health secretary. This is because the factories they were processed in were inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Based on a report from Philstar, Domingo stated that they have yet to see the report from BAI. However, the FDA will look into the laboratory findings.
Following this, the health secretary said that he and his team wanted to know the specifics of the test. He wanted to identify if they tested raw meat or slightly processed food only.
This is because meat processing at high temperatures supposedly kills viruses. He added that the details of the test are important to find out the real findings of the virus fragment.
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