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Debate: Food Safety in Wake of California Mad Cow Case

April 26, 2012 | 11:48 am

Debate: Food Safety in Wake of California Mad Cow Case

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The discovery of the first case of mad cow disease in California and just the fourth in the U.S. has sparked a conversationĀ over whether the nation’s food safety protocols are working — or not. Yesterday on KQED Public Radio’s Forum program, a discussion on the case with: Jere Dick, veterinarian and associate deputy administrator with […]

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How California Mad Cow Case Was Discovered

April 25, 2012 | 9:06 am

How California Mad Cow Case Was Discovered

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HANFORD, Calif. (AP) The discovery of mad cow disease in a dead dairy cow came soon after it arrived at a non-descript building in the heart of California’s dairy country. The finding, announced Tuesday, is the first new case of the disease in the U.S. since 2006 and the fourth ever discovered in the country. […]

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USDA Confirms First Case of Mad Cow Disease in California

April 24, 2012 | 2:35 pm

USDA Confirms First Case of Mad Cow Disease in California

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The nation’s fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, has been confirmed by the USDA, and it’s in California. Here a video press release of the agency’s Chief Veterinary Officer discussing the case. The agency says the animal was “never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a […]

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