NPPC: 'Junk Science' Used to Scare Consumers to Organic Pork

November 28, 2012 07:08 AM
 

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) yesterday issued a scathing response to a "study" of raw pork chops published by the advocacy group Consumers Union in Consumer Reports that found 69% of the samples were contaminated by a little-known foodborne pathogen. The Council says the report was "designed to scare consumers into purchasing only organic pork by using junk science against pork from conventionally raised hogs." The NPPC and scientists, including Dr. Scott Hurder, former USDA deputy undersecretary for food safety, criticized Consumers Union for trying to link antibiotic use in food animals with antibiotic resistance in humans and "for ignoring more than 15 years of data from federal public health agencies showing significant reductions in bacteria on meat.

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Anonymous
11/28/2012 11:19 AM
 

  I do not know how extensive the study was. In Washington State where I live, Franklin County,there is very little organic meat of any kind being eaten. mainly because it is so expensive. I haven't heard of anyone in our county or outside getting sick on conventional pork. That is all I have eaten my whole life, 66 years. I have yet to get sick. I agree this study is just a scare tactic.

 
 
Anonymous
11/28/2012 11:51 AM
 

  I am not impressed with Consumer Reports in that they would publish such nonsense.

 
 
Anonymous
11/28/2012 11:51 AM
 

  I am not impressed with Consumer Reports in that they would publish such nonsense.

 
 
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