The Department of Agriculture announced new beef regulations including banning meat from cattle that are unable to walk from the human food supply - a rule that would have prevented the slaughter of the U.S. cow later diagnosed with mad…
The first U.S. cow infected with mad cow disease was born before the United States and Canada instituted restrictions on cattle feed aimed at protecting cattle from the disease, Agriculture Department officials said Monday.
Even as countries moved to ban U.S. beef and a Washington state meat processor recalled 10,000 pounds of beef following the announcement of a suspected case of mad cow disease, federal officials maintained that the U.S. food supply remains safe.
A suspected case of mad cow disease is being investigated in Washington state, but the U.S. food supply remains safe, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Tuesday.
The United States has temporarily banned all imports of beef from Canada after Canadian officials announced that a cow in Alberta was diagnosed with mad cow disease, the first known case there since 1997.
By PBS NewsHour
Mad cow disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a chronic degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system of cattle, destroying brain tissue and eventually causing dementia and death. There is no known cure.
A 19-year-old has died in France from the human variant of mad cow disease. He was the third victim in France, and the 94th in Europe.
Leaders of the U.S. beef industry emerged today from talks with government health officials pledging to do a better job of following regulations meant to curb the spread of mad cow disease.
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