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can you get mad cow from altoids!!!

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  • mrranchcuisine Jun 27, 2001 10:35 AM
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i was reading the box on those altoid mints, they are made in england, and a major ingredient is geletin.
since it is made from animal biproducts including nerve collums, the possibility of teh transmittal of prions the protien like structures responsible for croitzfeld jacobs disease ( human mad cow) seems possible.
someone please tell me iam wrong. and no heat does not kill or damage prions.

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