‘Mad cow disease” is back in the news after it was discovered recently in a California dairy cow. But experts say the public doesn’t need to worry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in its official statement,. says the cow “at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health. Additionally, milk does not transmit BSE,” the official name for the disease.
The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food supply.
Layran Neergaard and Sam Hananel
, April 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — The government on Saturday permanently banned the slaughter of cows too sick or weak to stand on their own, seeking to further minimize the chance that mad cow disease could enter the food supply.
, March 14, 2009
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