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Thursday, September 08, 2005
Second BSE Cow Not Likely To Impact Beef Demand Negatively
US - Beef exports for January-April were up 161.6% from a year earlier but the 2005 tonnage is still 77.3% below the first 4 months of 2003. The cow that was retested for BSE came back positive. She was 12 years old and spent her life on one...
FSIS To Allow Use Of Small Intestine From U.S. And Eligible Countries
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today published an amendment to the interim final rule "Prohibition on the Use of Specified Risk Materials for Human Food." Source: FSIS...
FSIS To Allow Use Of Small Intestine From U.S. And Eligible Countries
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today published an amendment to the interim final rule "Prohibition on the Use of Specified Risk Materials for Human Food." Source: FSIS...
Second BSE Cow Not Likely To Impact Beef Demand Negatively
US - Beef exports for January-April were up 161.6% from a year earlier but the 2005 tonnage is still 77.3% below the first 4 months of 2003. The cow that was retested for BSE came back positive. She was 12 years old and spent her life on one farm in...
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
'Phantom BSE threat' is dynamite for science
UK - The prion theory has been at the centre of the science on spongiform encephalopathy for three decades - before the disease was even diagnosed in cattle as BSE in 1986. Two scientists have received the Nobel Prize for their work on the theory...
U.S. Mad Cow Rule Relaxed for Human Foods, Cosmetics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has relaxed a new rule that will allow the use of certain material derived from cattle to be used in human foods and cosmetics, the agency said in a statement issued Tuesday. The rule prohibits the use of...
'Phantom BSE threat' is dynamite for science
UK - The prion theory has been at the centre of the science on spongiform encephalopathy for three decades - before the disease was even diagnosed in cattle as BSE in 1986. Two scientists have received the Nobel Prize for their work on the theory and...
U.S. Mad Cow Rule Relaxed for Human Foods, Cosmetics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has relaxed a new rule that will allow the use of certain material derived from cattle to be used in human foods and cosmetics, the agency said in a statement issued Tuesday. The rule prohibits the use of cattle-derived...
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Mad cow disease came from humans suggests new theory
UK - Mad cow disease may have originated from human remains mixed into cattle feed, according to a controversial new theory. A leading British expert on BSE believes there is strong evidence for linking the brain disease - which gave rise to...
Mad cow disease came from humans suggests new theory
UK - Mad cow disease may have originated from human remains mixed into cattle feed, according to a controversial new theory. A leading British expert on BSE believes there is strong evidence for linking the brain disease - which gave rise to variant...
Monday, September 05, 2005
Canadian Cattle Industry Finds Upside To BSE Crisis
CANADA - After two years of anxiety and uncertainty, cattle producers across the country are gearing up for a brighter fall in the firm belief that the mad-cow crisis has strengthened their industry at home. The U.S. border recently opened to...
Canadian Cattle Industry Finds Upside To BSE Crisis
CANADA - After two years of anxiety and uncertainty, cattle producers across the country are gearing up for a brighter fall in the firm belief that the mad-cow crisis has strengthened their industry at home. The U.S. border recently opened to young...
Friday, September 02, 2005
Did human remains from India cause BSE? - study
LONDON - Mad cow disease may have originated from animal feed contaminated with human remains washed ashore after being floated downriver in Indian funerals, British scientists said on Friday. Source: Reuters...
Did human remains from India cause BSE? - study
LONDON - Mad cow disease may have originated from animal feed contaminated with human remains washed ashore after being floated downriver in Indian funerals, British scientists said on Friday. Source: Reuters...
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Investigation Results of Texas Cow That Tested Positive for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have completed their investigations regarding a cow that tested positive...
Government ends probe of first U.S. mad cow case
WASHINGTON - The government closed its investigation into the nation's first domestic case of mad cow disease Tuesday, saying it could not pin down how a Texas cow was infected with the brain-wasting ailment. Source: Southeast Texas Live...
Japan urged to end US beef restrictions
AUSTRALIA - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) says a ban on stock feed thought to cause mad cow disease is working and Japan now has no reason to continue restrictions on American beef. Source: Optusnet.com.au...
NFU calls for action over new BSE testing
UK - The Food Standards Agency's recommendation to replace the Over 30 Months Scheme with robust BSE testing systems has been praised by the National Farmers' Union. Source: This is Devon...
Monday, August 29, 2005
Blood test developed to detect BSE
LOS ANGELES - A method has been developed to detect blood for the malformed proteins that cause mad cow disease, scientists reported on Sunday. Source: Xinhuanet...
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Consumers Union Wants More Data on Mad Cow Testing
US - Consumers Union is raising questions about the credibility of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) expanded voluntary mad-cow surveillance program and is asking the agency to release details on the more than 400,000 cattle tested. Source:...
Friday, August 26, 2005
Austria reports new case of mad cow disease; toll hits 3
AUTRALIA - Austria’s health ministry has said that one more case of mad cow disease has been discovered in a 60-month-old ox in Graz, bringing the total number of cases to three in the country. The bovine was an import from Slovenia. Mad cow...
Editorial: USDA needs to switch gears on BSE
US - Last week the U.S. Agriculture Department admitted that its testing options for mad cow disease were limited to only one type of test in 2 percent of cases in the last 14 months. We are not waving a panic flag over bovine spongiform encephalophathy...
Mad cow opens door to grassfed beef
US - The predictable re-emergence of mad cow disease on American shores brings to mind the Mandarin Chinese word for crisis -- a combination of the ideograms for danger as well as opportunity. The danger is obvious and growing, as mathematical probability...
Cattlemen: Time to punish Japan
It's time to retaliate against Japan for its refusal to buy U.S. beef, the Nebraska Cattlemen stated in a letter to members of Congress and the Bush administration. Congressmen have strongly hinted that the United States could slap high trade tariffs...
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Austria says finds mad cow disease in Slovenian ox
AUSTRIA - A case of mad cow disease has been found in Slovenian meat in Austria but there is no risk to consumers, the Austrian health ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said the case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE),...
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Japan panel worried US feed rules may spread BSE
JAPAN - Members of an independent panel considering whether to allow U.S. beef to return to Japanese tables said on Wednesday they were worried that lax U.S. animal feed controls could allow mad cow disease to spread. The panel members, meeting for...
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Ontario cow recalled from US under BSE rules
WASHINGTON — Canadian beef banned under mad cow disease rules was shipped to wholesalers in a half-dozen states and is now being recalled by a Wisconsin beef plant. The 842 kilograms of beef came from an Ontario cow, officials say. Inspectors...
Monday, August 22, 2005
Sheep can pass BSE to their lambs
UK - BSE has been shown to spread naturally between sheep for the first time. It passed from mother to lamb, before or during birth, in an experimentally infected flock. But if the study shows the infection spreads more generally within the flock, that...
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