News & Perspective

Mar 14, 2019

Mar 14, 2019

News Scan for Mar 14, 2019

Veterinary plague exposure
Butterball turkey recall
Saudi MERS details
Avian flu on 3 continents

Nov 16, 2018

Nov 16, 2018

News Scan for Nov 16, 2018

More ground beef Salmonella cases
Salmonella turkey recall
New polio illnesses
More low-path H5N2 in Minnesota
Poultry biosecurity

Jun 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

News Scan for Jun 22, 2018

61 Ebola cases
Polio in Papua NG, DRC
Consolidating US food safety
Cyclospora sickens more
Avian flu in 3 nations
California skeeters and Zika

Jul 13, 2007

Jul 13, 2007

Canada widens BSE-related feed ban; US still pondering

(CIDRAP News) – Canada broadened its safeguards against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, yesterday by banning the use of cattle brains, spinal cords, and certain other body parts from all animal feeds, pet foods, and fertilizer.

Apr 28, 2006

Apr 28, 2006

USDA estimates nation has 4 to 7 BSE cases

(CIDRAP News) – After close to 2 years of expanded testing, the US government is estimating that there are between four and seven cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) among the nation's 42 million adult cattle.

"The data shows that the prevalence of BSE in the United States is extraordinarily low," US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Mike Johanns said at a teleconference this morning.

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