BSE Information & News

USDA confirmed on Tuesday afternoon (April 24) a positive test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy animal at a rendering facility in California. The agency says the case was found as a result of its targeted surveillance program to test cattle for BSE. The animal was never presented for human consumption and poses zero risk to human health, USDA says. Here's a roundup of what's known and reaction from various industry organizations and agencies, as well as recent media coverage.

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