lunes, 6 de julio de 2009

New Zealand backs A1 milk safety

A1 casein forms in milk pose no risk to consumers
A1 caseins have been linked to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, autism and schizophrenia – giving rise to an alternate and niche industry promoting a form of cow’s milk containing apparently more benign A2 milk protein caseins.

But after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conducted a review of A1 milk and found no safety issues, the NZ Ministry of Food Safety said there was no need for the country that house’s the world’s biggest dairy, Fonterra, to conduct a similar review.

Food Safety minister, Kate Wilkinson, said there was little point in furthering investigation into A1 milk, the same milk drunk the world over by billions of people, and which is mostly derived from Holstein and Friesian cows.

“The EFSA review is considered definitive and it found that there was no need for a risk assessment of the safety of A1 milk,” Wilkinson said.

Aporte: Claudia Villarroel

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