General BSE information sources
Consumer safety from BSE
Government regulations
Other


General BSE information sources
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): Background on government animal health measures

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Scientific information about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Information about BSE, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and related regulations

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS): FSIS production and inspection safeguards against BSE

United Kingdom (U.K.) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA): BSE information, statistics and news from the U.K.

World Organization for Animal Health (OIE): BSE information from the international authority on animal health

National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center: Information about diagnosing prion diseases

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Consumer safety from BSE
CDC: Questions and answers about BSE and vCJD

National Institutes of Health (NIH): CJD and vCJD fact sheet resources

Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Food Issues: Source for the latest information on “mad cow disease”

FDA: General background, consumer information, blood safety and industry/veterinary information about BSE, CJD and vCJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation: Support group for CJD patients and their families

World Health Organization (WHO): Information about vCJD from the U.N. authority for public health

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Government regulations
USDA APHIS: BSE testing protocols

USDA APHIS: BSE surveillance

USDA FSIS: Specified risk materials (SRM) banned from human food

USDA FSIS: BSE firewalls

FDA Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): Substances prohibited from use in animal food or feed

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Other
The BSE Inquiry: The official U.K. government inquiry into the BSE epidemic

Beef – From Pasture to Plate: The beef production process

USMEF: U.S. beef, pork, lamb and veal trade information

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