Third US mad cow case shows controls are working: Canada

Third US mad cow case shows controls are working: Canada

Yahoo News!
Tue Mar 14, 7:39 PM ET

The discovery of a third US case of mad cow disease shows progress, not laxity, in controlling the international problem, Canada’s Agriculture Minister Chuck Strahl said.

“Based on information provided by officials from the United States Department of Agriculture, (Mondays) confirmation of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) does not indicate an increased risk associated with American beef and live cattle,” he said.

The discovery of an infected cow in Alabama, the third confirmed case found in the United States since 2003, prevented its meat from entering the human or animal food supply.

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