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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

USDA Confirms New Case of Mad Cow Disease in California

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 station.

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.


Anonymous said...

I didn't know Nancy Pelosi was contagious.

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, shop LOCAL for these things (beef, milk) Greenbranch Organic Farm on Nutters Cross Rd in Salisbury carries these things! :) Also shop your local farmers markets! This crap in the grocery store isn't to be trusted and its not only because of this!