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can you get mad cow from altoids!!!

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mrranchcuisine Jun 27, 2001 10:35 AM

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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    christina z RE: mrranchcuisine Jun 28, 2001 07:09 AM

    Yes but your breath will smell great.

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