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Foot-and-mouth disease: Cook meat properly

by 5m Editor
22 May 2006, at 12:00am

VIETNAM - A conference Saturday in Vietnam cautioned against consumption of cattle and pig meat as nearly half of Vietnam is ravaged by foot-and-mouth disease, an animal disease transmissible to humans in rare cases.

Assistant Professor Dr Tran Dang, head of the health ministry’s food safety and hygiene department, said pork and other cattle meat, if cooked rare, could pass surviving viruses to humans, causing mouth and lip ulcers.

Another expert said infected meat looked normal and recommended eating only well-done meat.

Themed “preventing food contamination”, the conference was organized by Ho Chi Minh City’s Sanitary Institute.

Source: Thanhnien News


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