U.S. BSE status changed to “negligible”

The U.S. recently achieved an important distinction in regard to its mad cow disease status.

At its annual meeting, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) voted to recognize the U.S. as having “negligible risk” for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow). Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and Slovenia also received the same distinction.

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U.S. may be upgraded to “negligible” risk status for BSE

The United States soon could be moved to a “negligible” status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow) – a lower status than the current level of “controlled”.

The move comes after the U.S. submitted an application to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) last year seeking the change from “controlled” to “negligible,” […]