MPI response to a 1970’s medical research document into mycoplasma bovis being isolated from a human patient in the United States

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From: Josh Lucas

Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

What reliable and reputable medical documentation or opinion does the Ministry for Primary Industries use to base their public statements around the safety of mycoplasma bovis infected cows meat and dairy products?

Has the Ministry for Primary Industries seen the following paper and does the ministry agree that the fact that this paper points out the isolation of mycoplasma bovis from a human patient is concerning and therefore statements MPI has made regarding the safety for human consumption of mycoplasma bovis infected meat or dairy products could be inaccurate?
See the document at this URL:

Yours faithfully,

Josh Lucas.

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Tēnā koe Josh,

Thank you for your official information request received on 12 May 2018.

Your request will be considered and an answer provided in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

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Ngā mihi,

OIA Team

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Attachment OIA18 0328 Signed Response.pdf
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Attachment M Bovis Human health assessment final August 2017 Release.pdf
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Dear Josh Lucas,


On behalf of Geoff Gwyn, Director Readiness and Response Services, please
find the response to official information act request OIA18-0328.




Alastair Gilby | Adviser – Official Information Act
Ministerials and Business Support | Strategy, Performance & Engagement.
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatû Ahu Matua | Pastoral House 25
The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140
New Zealand
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