Date: 4/25/2012

Title: Supplemental Q&A on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the nation’s fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California. APHIS’ laboratory results confirm that this is a case of atypical BSE.

The animal was sampled for testing for BSE at a rendering facility in California. In this specific instance, the carcass of the animal was held at the rendering facility and then destroyed. It was never presented for processing for human consumption so at no time presented a risk to the food supply.

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