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Apr 24, 2012

Apr 24, 2012

US has first BSE case in 6 years

(CIDRAP News) – US agriculture officials today announced that the first US case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) since 2006 was found recently in a California dairy cow, but they were quick to add that the case represents no danger to the food supply.

Aug 09, 2011

Aug 09, 2011

USDA offers new approach for tracing animal diseases

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today proposed a new system to improve the tracing of diseased and at-risk livestock, aiming to replace a previous national animal identification program that met widespread opposition from livestock producers.

Oct 27, 2010

Oct 27, 2010

FDA issued $18.5 million in food protection grants in past year

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration announced today that it gave state and local governments 84 grants totaling $18.5 million in the past year to help them prepare for and respond to foodborne disease outbreaks and threats to the food supply.

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