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    Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    How sure are they the cow has not entered the human food chain yet?

    The USDA has confirmed that a case of mad cow disease was found in a California dairy cow. It is the fourth case of mad cow, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), found in U.S. cattle since the first in December 2003.
    USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford said Tuesday afternoon that the cow did not enter the human food chain and that all U.S. meat and dairy supplies are safe. Further mitigating the risk to the public, milk does not transmit BSE.
    According to the USDA, the animal's carcass is being held under state authority at a California rendering facility and will be destroyed. "It was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health," Clifford said.
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Because it says in your quote "It was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health."

    And also, "Further mitigating the risk to the public, milk does not transmit BSE."
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Because it says in your quote "It was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health."

    And also, "Further mitigating the risk to the public, milk does not transmit BSE."
    I know but you believe that?

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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    I know but you believe that?
    If it ain't true somebody'll be in jail.

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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    If it ain't true somebody'll be in jail.

    First reaction in Singapore is to avoid dairy products from U.S. for now.

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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    If you're wondering if you can get sick from drinking cow's milk, the FDA says there is no evidence that the disease is transmitted through cow's milk and milk products.
    The good news is that it's highly unlikely that a person will contract vCJD from eating beef. vCJD itself is very rare. And because of the control measures now in place, the chance that you will eat meat infected with BSE is extremely low.
    From this link: Mad Cow Disease
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    She's not going into human consumption. But, what will the rendering place do with her. I'm not sure how you can even dispose of such a carcass properly. As I understand it the "spongiform" material is basically there in the soil forever, even if they burn the carcass.
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    wow there must be a big epidemic going on since they actually found one in the very limited supposedly random checks they do...
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Ways in which eating beef regularly will kill you: Heart disease, diabetes, various types of cancer.

    Ways in which eating beef regularly will NOT kill you: Mad cow disease.
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    How sure are they the cow has not entered the human food chain yet?
    Because they have the carcass.
    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    I know but you believe that?
    Do you believe that the cow had mad cow disease?
    The info comes from the same article.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    She's not going into human consumption. But, what will the rendering place do with her. I'm not sure how you can even dispose of such a carcass properly. As I understand it the "spongiform" material is basically there in the soil forever, even if they burn the carcass.
    alkaline hydrolysis Bovine spongiform encephalopathy - Google Search
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    http://fss.k-state.edu/FeaturedConte...Hydrolysis.pdf
    I may be wrong.

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