Rumors disclosed by the press this week, relating two cases of neurodegenerative disease in humans and the consumption of beef, were denied yesterday (11th) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil (MAPA) and Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). Patients hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro are actually being investigated for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, considering the clinical and radiological aspects.
“Therefore, the suspected cases of the two people admitted to the hospital are not related to beef consumption” says the release. “The mad cow disease occurs occasionally and has an unknown infectious cause and source”.
Garra also has animal protein suppliers in Brazil and clarifies to all customers that the country offers quality protein with excellent sanitary conditions. “We have been talking about this for some time and specialists guarantee that there is no risk of mad cow contamination in humans who consume beef. We have strict sanitary control in Brazil and the possibility that the disease affects humans is basically zero. There is an unnecessary panic being created around this matter, although we repeat: Brazilian protein is reliable”, says Matias Hees, CCO of Garra International.