Monday links

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Food Safety

Oyster research could lead to food safety strategies – Food Safety News Microbes battling microbes. This type of warfare is happening all around us — and even inside of us — […]

New BSE rule addresses imports

A new rule regarding beef imports and mad cow disease are set to go into effect in March.

The revised rule, which was published in the Federal Register in December, will bring the U.S.’s standards for importing certain products more in agreement with the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards. OIE establishes international guidelines […]

Atypical BSE case found in Germany

Germany has reported its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, since 2009.

The 10-year-old cow showed no clinical signs of the neurological disease, but was tested for BSE because of its age . Its carcass was destroyed and it did not enter the food chain, according to an alert from […]