The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed the country’s fourth case of mad cow disease in a dairy cow in California on Tuesday.
According to a statement released by USDA Chief Veterinary Officer
John Clifford, the cow had not entered the food supply and poses no risk
to human health. Clifford said the animal’s carcass is being held at a
rendering facility and will be destroyed.
It has not been revealed where the cow originated, but a senior
manager with a California rendering company says they discovered the cow
had the disease while it was at his Hanford, California, transfer
Dennis Luckey, executive vice president of Baker Commodities in Los
Angeles, told The Associated Press the disease was discovered after
workers selected the cow for random sampling.