Muslim pilgrims have been consuming PIG PRODUCTS in their Meningitis vaccines???

Class Action To Be Launched Over Vaccines Containing Pig Products

A consumer rights group may sue the government for failure to inform the public about pig enzymes used to make a meningitis vaccine intended for Muslim pilgrims, an official said Friday. Indonesian Health Consumers Empowerment Foundation chairman Marius Widjajarta said Friday that the group would gather support from the public and the media and file a class action lawsuit against the Health Ministry and the Food and Drugs Monitoring Agency (BPOM). “They have violated the 1999 Consumer Protection law and the 2008 Public Information Law, which guarantee the public and consumers the right to be informed about safety and the details of a product’s ingredients,” Marius said. The MUI said that the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine contained traces of pig enzymes, while the two other do not. The edict has been challenged by some Muslims scientists, who believe that both Glaxo and Novartis obtained their seed vaccine stock between the 1960s and t he 1980s from overseas research institutes. International academic journals say that during that period, the research institutes produced seed stock using the Mueller-Hinton medium and thus “came into contact” with pig enzymes. Lili C. Wahid, a legislator from the National Awakening Party (PKB), said that the Health Ministry, the BPOM, Novartis as well as the MUI had been skirting the issue.

The Jakarta Post
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