Read the Actual Report of Expert Committee on MAD COW

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Mark Thorson, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Mark Thorson

    Mark Thorson Guest

    Download the 02/04/04 report as a .doc or .pdf file
    from here:

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/bse/bse.html

    Quoting from the report:

    However, it is probable that other infected animals have been imported from Canada and possibly also
    from Europe. These animals have not been detected and therefore infective material has likely been
    rendered, fed to cattle, and amplified within the cattle population, so that cattle in the USA have
    also been indigenously infected. Therefore, animals that have not been identified from the birth
    cohort of the index case do not represent significant additional risk for further propagation of BSE
    within the USA. Risk materials from these unidentified infected animals must be considered when
    developing policies for the prevention of human infection and infection of cattle through feed.
     
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