Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)

Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
(Food Safety and Inspection Service)
This U.S. Department of Agriculture site provides information about mad cow disease (BSE). Learn what it is, how it is spread and its risk to you. Also, get the latest news regarding mad cow disease.
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-
answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/production-and-inspection/bovine-spongiform
-encephalopathy-bse/bse-resources#.Ub8JQ-CK8dI
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
(Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)
This Website is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It gives the latest news about mad cow disease, guidelines for beef importation, links to information on import/export issues, animal identification, and food safety inspection.
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All About
(Food and Drug Administration)
Here you will find explanations about mad cow disease. This explains how animals and people get the disease and what steps are being taken to prevent it.
https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/ResourcesforYou/AnimalHealthLiteracy/u
cm136222.htm
CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Classic)
(National Center for Infectious Diseases)
This Web site of the Centers for Disease Control has information about the connections between bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") and a disease in humans called variant Creutzfeldt -Jakob disease (vCJD). There are Questions and Answers, information for health practitioners about infection control practices, and a vCJD Fact Sheet.
https://www.cdc.gov/prions/cjd/index.html
Recall Information Center
(Food Safety and Inspection Service)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides a list of foods being recalled, their production dates, identifying codes, and contact information.
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-
alerts

Last Modified: Monday December 19, 2016 10:01 AM