prions. cheese. mad cow disease. milk.

Bob xyzbbruner at uclink4.berkeley.edu
Tue Jan 6 20:25:46 EST 2004


On 06 Jan 2004 16:59:21 -0500, Don Saklad <dsaklad at nestle.ai.mit.edu>
wrote:

>a. Theoretically, could the prions of mad cow disease get into cheese?...
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>b. Or why not?...
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>   What is it about making cheese that takes care of any prions of mad cow
>   disease?...
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>c. How about milk ?...

So far as I know, the prions do not seem to be in milk. (They are
primarily in the brain and nervous system.)

bob





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