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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or Mad Cow Disease) Information Center

Latest News

 Aug. 3, 2012: Update from APHIS Regarding Release of the Final Report on the BSE Epidemiological Investigation

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 May 18, 2012: Update from APHIS Regarding a Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States
 May 2, 2012: Update from APHIS Regarding a Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States
 Update from USDA Regarding a Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States (Apr 26, 2012)
 FDA Statement on USDA Announcement of Positive BSE Test Result (Apr 26, 2012)
 USDA's Chief Veterinary Officer on the Recent BSE Case (aka Mad Cow) (Apr 25, 2012)
 FDA Official Mike Taylor Says U.S. Milk Is Safe (Apr 25, 2012)This is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.
 Statement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding a Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States (Apr 24, 2012)
 Statement by USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford Regarding a Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States (Apr 24, 2012)
 Supplemental Q&A on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (Apr 25, 2012)


Resources

 Frequently Asked Questions on BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or Mad Cow Disease)
 BSE (Mad Cow Disease) Ongoing Surveillance Information Center
 Fact Sheet - "Food Safety Inspection: The Basics"
 Video: USDA Chief Veterinary Officer On BSE Case (4/24/2012)This is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.


Related Links

 Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) BSE Resources
 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) BSE News and Issues
 Background Statistics on the Beef and Cattle Industry (Economic Research Service)