The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is once again taking comments on a rule governing which cow parts can be used in human food and cosmetics, following recent research on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow).
The rule, called “use of materials derived from cattle in human food and cosmetics”, aims to protect [...]
The United States soon could be moved to a “negligible” status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow) – a lower status than the current level of “controlled”.
The move comes after the U.S. submitted an application to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) last year seeking the change from “controlled” to “negligible,” [...]
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FSIS asks researchers to focus on key food safety issues – Food Safety News
The agency has updated its list of study priorities, including Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.
USDA and USAID [...]
Federal investigators have quarantined two farms associated with a dairy cow that presented the U.S.’ fourth confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease) last week.
The central California farm where the nearly 11 year old dairy cow lived has been quarantined since the confirmation of BSE on April 24. Another farm [...]
State and federal officials have increased testing in the central California area where the U.S.’ fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed earlier this week.
The infected dairy cow’s herd and others in the area are undergoing testing for the disease, also known as mad cow, including the animal’s offspring and cattle that [...]