MYCOPLASMA BOVIS IN [NEW ZEALAND]
Mycoplasma Bovis IN
It's true, people (corporations) will say almost anything these days to get subscribership up which means that they can sell commercials for more.
Yes, Mycoplasma bovis is quite popular on the news though this is certainly nothing new (nor) newsworthy to us. To be certain, it presents absolutely no food safety risk... it does not infect humans... it does not exist on any of our farms and it certainly does not affect any of our products.
Mycoplasma bovis is widespread throughout the world (including US "organic" farms) and mainly affects dairy cows. It is not considered a disease of relevance to trade by the World Animal Health Organisation (the OIE) and there are no regulatory restrictions for meat and dairy products due to Mycoplasma bovis.
Health of livestock used for manufacturing in New Zealand is closely monitored by a world leading biosecurity system that is second to none, and is a global exemplar. Strict government licensing, auditing and certification procedures mean that our genuine New Zealand freeze dried products can be used with complete confidence in their origin, safety and efficacy.
All infected farms (none of which we have ever sourced from) are under quarantine controls restricting the movement of stock and equipment on and off those farms to contain the disease.
As it relates to Mycoplasma bovis or any other microbes or parasites, our product is 100% freeze dried in contrast to the heat processed varieties out there. This process preserves heat sensitive biological activity while removing 98 - 99% of the moisture content. This leaves virtually no moisture; since microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites etc) can not survive without moisture, this allows for an ultra pure product profile with a very long shelf life — of course, with no need for additives or preservatives.
- Mycoplasma bovis presents no food safety risk
- It does not infect humans
- It does not exist on any of our farms
- It does not affect any of our products
If you're interested in knowing more, here's a great link with lots of resources and no misinformation on the topic... https://www.mpi.govt.nz/protec
tion-and-response/responding/. alerts/mycoplasma-bovis/# consumer-info