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Diseased Food

Toxic Country – Diseased Food

Green Party Report:

Much of New Zealand food is “contaminated with disease-causing bacteria and viruses as a result of over-crowded factory farming conditions and unhygienic processing plants.”

“New Zealand has the highest rates of Campylobacter food poisoning in the developed world, nearly 3 times higher than the next highest countries, England and Wales, and 10 times higher than America and Canada.”

“An extraordinary 75,000 New Zealanders [nearly 2 percent of their population] are affected by Campylobacter food poisoning every year.”

“Did you know?

  • Consumption of chicken in New Zealand causes more cases of Campylobacter food poisoning than all other risk factors combined.
  • Refrigeration does not get rid of Campylobacter as it survives better at refrigerated temperatures than at room temperatures.
  • A recent study found Campylobacter present on 40-80 percent of chicken carcasses and livers at processing plants.
  • Another recent study found 24 percent of chicken packs were externally contaminated with Campylobacter.
  • Up to 60 percent of total retail samples of raw poultry in New Zealand have been found to be contaminated with Camplyobacter.
  • There has been a 400 percent increase in reported cases of Campylobacter since 1990 – from 3,850 reported cases in 1990 to 15,000 reported cases in 2003. But for every case at least 7 go unreported.
  • The long term effects of Campylobacter include Guillain-Barre Syndrome and reactive arthritis: Campylobacter food poisoning is thought to be the cause of 10 percent of all cases of reactive arthritis and 25 percent of all cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
  • The most at-risk groups are infants and young adults.
  • The defeathering process in slaughter houses is considered a major source of contamination because contaminated carcasses spread the microorganisms to all the other carcasses.
  • Raw poultry manure, straight from the factory farms, is spread untreated onto paddocks, and Camplyobacter lives in the gut of birds.
  • Campylobacter can spread through waterways to infect other livestock including cows, and humans.”

Original report

Mirrored at:  Who needs a food revolution?

Warning! Do Not Feed Your Children New Zealand Food Imports!

17 Responses to “Diseased Food”

  1. Arna Johnson said

    [Unintelligent comment. Disallowed by Moderator: Te2Ataria]

  2. te2ataria said

    See Editorial Policy.

  3. […] Diseased Food […]

  4. […] “An extraordinary 75,000 New Zealanders [nearly 2 percent of their population] are affected by Campylobacter food poisoning every year.” [See report highlights.] […]

  5. Walle said

    I remember while living in Switzerland for some time that the only source of lamb was from NZ. I quickly became an ex lamb fan.

  6. te2ataria said

    A lot of Brits are ex NZ lamb fan, too.

  7. PD said

    Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died from myocarditis following Campylobacter infection. Auckland yacht engineer Paul White was permanently paralyzed by this same infection (undercooked lamb shanks). It is serious.

    In 06 REPORTED campylobacter infection rates were 3 times higher than Australia; 30 times higher than the US.

    New Zealand rates of campylobacter poisoning had by that time nearly tripled since the late 90s, and in that year of 06 they were the highest in the world according to the first NZ statistic in this area ever admitted in an international peer-reviewed journal. Well-publicised efforts are being made to bring this problem under control.

    The success of these efforts? Who knows? The reporting on New Zealand is not honest because they depend heavily on visitors’ money and the “clean” reputation that brings visitors in.

  8. P.D. said

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rod-donald-1957-2005/news/article.cfm?c_id=1500992&objectid=10423596
    Dr Humphrey said though New Zealand had the highest incidence of campylobacter in the Western world.

    Makes you wonder how many cases of fatalities are not reported as associated with campylobacter. Most people would not know to make the connection, and even if they did most doctors would discount it as a connection. “Rare”, ahem, not likely, yes, moving right along.

    The figures are from
    http://www.campylobacterblog.com/articles/campylobacter-watch/

  9. te2ataria said

    The beached whales in Coromandel peninsula
    http://feww.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/oil-exploration-tourist-boats-noise-kills-150-whales/
    may have something to do with the Toxic shellfish alert in the peninsula earlier this year
    https://newzeelend.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/global-food-safety-alert-toxic-nz-shellfish-warning/

  10. No**sets said

    http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/NZ-s-outdated-Food-Act-to-be-replaced-to-lift-safety-standards

    They are switching responsibility from inspectors to food operators in the new risk-based system they are designing. More resources to be focused where problems are most likely to arise?

    Not holding my breath anyway;they always find ways to cut corners.

    • te2ataria said

      “… they always find ways to cut corners.”
      That’s a fact. The system isn’t put in place to protect the consumer; it’s designed to protect the bottom line.

  11. yecch said

    http://www.3news.co.nz/12M-cows-pooing-into-Aucklands-water-supply/tabid/367/articleID/153447/Default.aspx

    Auckland’s water supply is partially sourced from the Waikato River, which cows poo into. Toxic levels at some spots sampled.

  12. te2ataria said

    A type of herpes called Ostreid herpesvirus-1 (OsHV-1) has been identified as the likely cause for the deaths of vast numbers of juvenile Pacific oysters around the North Island, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has confirmed.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/4435275/Herpes-suspected-in-oyster-deaths

  13. WoodyW said

    The global warming explanation for all the new sealife diseases and sex changes is a godsend for the NZ government. They can beat their moral chests about the environment and do nothing. They love excuses (as valid as these might be) that they can USE to get them off the hook. Sewage from broken and misdirected pipes, landfills and waste from encouraging migration, tourism and development for “easy money and quick fix development solutions” but not improving infrastructure has contaminated and harmed more shellfish beds so far than than these sorts of new diseases, IMO. The government has to curtail migration and respect the land and its creatures. They should leave large tracts entirely alone. The NZ government has to manage its development in a way that does not harm shellfish beds, which are an important source of food for local communities. If it can blame circumstances outside its own control for destruction of sealife and the people who steward and live off of the sea, it won’t have to take action or spend money.

  14. wqe3srd5tfy said

    Did you read this, about the Clean Green 100% Pure Nation snootily refusing entry to “obese” immigrants while promoting obesity throughout the South Pacific? Rather than print this as a comment, psst! it might make a good report 😉

    Keep up the good work guys.

    http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2010/09/critics-challenge-exports-of-mutton-flaps-turkey-tails-and-expired-eggs-to-samoa/

  15. Zain said

    Thank you for the very informative site.

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