Mad Cow Disease

Efforts to contain impact of US mad cow disease

Efforts to contain impact of US mad cow disease

By Michael Kosmides

The United States government has told GlobalMeatNews that there should be no reason why countries should ban its beef imports following the discovery of its first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in six years, in California.

Japan reviews food safety

Japan reviews food safety

Japan may be about to review its policy of testing all slaughtered
cattle for mad cow disease, a practice Tokyo has asked Washington
to adopt as a condition for resuming US beef imports. This is
encouraging news for US meat processors,...

Restoring consumer confidence

Restoring consumer confidence

US agriculture secretary Ann Veneman has announced a series of
e-Government initiatives in response to public fears over beef. In
a recent Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care
Poll, over one in five American adults...

Faster test for BSE

Faster test for BSE

New knowledge on mad cow disease emerges as researchers across the
Atlantic claim to have developed a faster test for identifying the
disease, possibly even in living cows.

BSE detection goes live

BSE detection goes live

An American and a German scientist have developed a test that can
detect BSE, or mad cow disease, in live cattle. The innovation
could provide a breakthrough in the fight to eradicate the disease.

Meat scares continue in Japan

Meat scares continue in Japan

Just when the Japanese food industry appeared to be settling down
after a period dogged with food scares and consumer fears, the
industry was stung on Friday by another quality-control scandal
when the government accused a company...

Down and out ... in US labs?

Down and out ... in US labs?

Lax security and dilapidated federal laboratories that test animals
for deadly diseases like anthrax and mad cow disease are putting
the livestock industry at risk, US scientists and government
officials said this week

French 'resistance'

French 'resistance'

The European Commission issued a new legal warning to France on
Wednesday to end its ban on British beef, which was imposed because
of mad cow disease and continues in defiance of a court ruling.

Thai food firms ride the storm

Thai food firms ride the storm

Food firms outperformed the Thai stock market in 2001 as their
cheap, essential products rode out the global economic slowdown and
analysts said good dividends and growth in key markets made them
attractive again this year, according...

Total ban on MBM in Japan

Total ban on MBM in Japan

The Japanese government is to temporarily place a total ban on the
distribution of imported and domestically produced meat and bone
meal (MBM), an animal feed suspected of causing mad cow disease,
government sources said yesterday.

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