FDA Enters the 'Mad Cow' Investigation (page 4)

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com After tests this week confirmed BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in a dead dairy cow from a California farm, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) went on the manhunt, or cowhunt, for any offspring the dead animal may have had, stating they could also carry the fatal brain-eating disease. But while USDA officials say there is evidence that the disease can be passed on from a mother to their calf, John Clifford, the agency's chief veterinarian, said on the USDA website that humans can only get a deadly variant of the disease by eating contaminated meat. Clifford said the agency is now searching for any bovines that were herd mates of the infected cow when it was younger. The USDA is also saying luck, as was earlier suggested, had little to do with the discovery. While the agricultural agency only tests a fraction of the herd for mad cow -- roughly 40,000 per year of  some 34 million slaughtered -- it does so under strict protocol that is aimed at higher-risk animals an

FDA Enters the 'Mad Cow' Investigation

WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The FDA said it has joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture's investigation of a confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a California ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from MedPageToday

Mad Cow in U.S. Raises Food Safety Questions

The USDA tests too few cattle for mad cow disease, refuses to allow testing by industry, and doesn't do enough to prevent cattle from being fed beef-containing feed, critics charge.

Wed 25 Apr 12 from WebMD

Mad Cow Disease Found at California Farm

A non-descript building in the heart of California's dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow.

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

'Mad Cow' Case Not Health Risk, USDA Says

(MedPage Today) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as "mad cow" disease, in a dairy cow from central California, but the agency ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from MedPageToday

USDA On The Hunt For Offspring Of 'Mad Cow'

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com After tests this week confirmed BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in a dead dairy cow from a California farm, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) went ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from RedOrbit

USDA On The Hunt For Offspring Of BSE-infected Cow, Thu 26 Apr 12 from RedOrbit

Analysis: U.S. mad cow find: lucky break or triumph of science?

The discovery this week of the fourth U.S. case of mad cow disease was one of two things for food safety experts: a validation of a decade-long focused surveillance regime or a lucky break that ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from Labspaces.net

Indonesia halts US beef imports amid mad cow case

Indonesia became the first country to suspend imports of U.S. beef Thursday following the discovery this week of an American dairy cow infected with mad cow disease.Reaction elsewhere in Asia, ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

Quick response averts market scare in mad cow case

The announcement that mad cow disease was spotted in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered American beef industry, which has been enduring one crisis after another ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

California Mad Cow Case Poses No Threat To Humans

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com The first case of "mad cow" disease in six years has cropped up on a California dairy farm after health and food experts discovered the disease in a dead cow, ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from RedOrbit

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