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This page provides a summary list of both recent and past news articles related to BSE in Cattle. To read just the BSE news from a specific country click on that country's flag.

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Government to be Advised Over Cattle BSE Tests
SCOTLAND, UK - The Food Standards Agency, in response to a European Commission proposal, has decided to bring a stop to testing older cattle providing other current precautionary measures are properly maintained....
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Hong Kong Cautious Over British Beef
UK - Authorities in Hong Kong have announced it will resume processing applications for British beef imports under a new phased approach....
Thursday, May 14, 2009
New BSE controls make sense says NFU
UK - The Food Standards Agency's decision to move to a more proportionate and risk-based BSE control regime for cattle over 30 months old makes sense, the NFU said today....
Monday, April 27, 2009
LGC Brings BSE Tests to South West England
UK - LGC, the international science-based service company, has announced the opening of its new BSE testing laboratory in Exeter, Devon. ...
Monday, March 09, 2009
FDA Increase Requirements for Disposal
US - Cattle disposal procedures will help reduce BSE but may increase price of production. ...
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Carcass Exported Without BSE Test
UK - The Agency has been notified that the carcass of a cow aged 34 months and 16 days has been exported without having been tested for BSE. At the time the cow was slaughtered, BSE testing was mandatory for cattle slaughtered for welfare reasons at...
Monday, February 23, 2009
Farmers Angry Over BSE Test Charge Plans
UK - Producers have reacted angrily to plans by some meat processors to pass charges for BSE testing back down the supply chain....
Friday, February 06, 2009
Untested Cow Enters UK Food Chain
UK - The Agency has been notified that a heifer aged two days over thirty months has entered the food supply without having been tested for BSE. ...
Thursday, February 05, 2009
UK Tests Spark Industry Standoff
UK - An extraordinary stand-off has developed between some of the larger cow-buying abattoirs and auction markets, and there appears to be no resolution in sight. ...
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
NFU Disappointment at BSE Testing Cost Decision
UK - The NFU has expressed disappointment at the decision by a number of large meat processors to inform producers they will be making a charge to cover the cost of BSE testing for cattle over 48 months of age....
Thursday, December 11, 2008
FSA Advises UK to Increase BSE Testing Age
UK - The Food Standards Agency today agreed to support a move to increase, from 30 months to 48 months, the age at which cattle slaughtered for human consumption are BSE tested. This decision was reached after the Board received assurances about the effectiveness...
Friday, October 31, 2008
Defra Consult on Rule Changes
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Welsh Assembly Government and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have today launched a joint consultation on proposals to raise the age above which cattle must be tested for BSE....
Monday, October 20, 2008
Delay to End of 48-month Limit Could Cost Millions
WALES, UK - The Farmers Union of Wales has reacted angrily to the decision by the Food Standards Agency to await a further report before raising the cattle BSE testing limit to 48 months....
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Proposals to Reduce BSE Testing of Cattle
UK - The Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC) has been estimating the impact to human health of actioning proposals to reduce BSE testing of cattle slaughtered for food. This will be discussed at the FSA Board meeting today. ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
EU Raises BSE Cattle Testing Age to 48 Months
UK - EU animal health experts have raised the minimum age for testing cattle for mad cow disease in the EU's 15 'older' countries to 48 months, given fewer cases of the brain-wasting virus, the EU executive said on Tuesday. ...
Monday, October 13, 2008
Will Britain Back Relaxed EU ‘Mad Cow’ Testing Rules?
UK - Tough controls on beef that protect consumers from the human form of “mad cow” disease may be relaxed in Britain and across the Continent. ...
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Transitional Funding For Fallen Stock
UK - Transitional funding will be made available to farmers for a year to help meet the costs of collection and disposal of cattle requiring BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) testing. ...
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Defra Announces Changes to TSEs Testing
UK - The number of cases of BSE and scrapie, included in a family of brain diseases called Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs), in Great Britain has continued to fall. ...
Monday, September 29, 2008
More to Prion Protein than Mad Cow Disease?
UK - Prion protein, a form of protein that triggers BSE, is associated with other brain diseases in cattle, raising the possibility of a significant increase in the range of prion disease....
Monday, September 22, 2008
Proposal to Raise BSE Testing Age Welcomed
UK - The EU Commission decision to raise the BSE testing age for all cattle to 48 months from the current 30 months, has been welcomed by the Ulster Farmers’ Union. ...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
NFSCo Prepared to Take on BSE-testing
UK - The National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo) has told Defra it is willing to take over the job of collecting fallen cattle for BSE testing – but only if the Department contributes towards the cost....
Thursday, August 14, 2008
New BSE Test Could Help Allay Meat Safety Fears
UK - A test to instantly detect beef that has been contaminated with tissue from a cow's brain or spinal cord during slaughter could improve control of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the food supply chain, claims a US study. ...
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Postmortem Tests Detect More Mad Cows
UK - ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. have announced that its latest postmortem tests on cattle could vastly improve the sensitivity of detecting BSE by as much as 80-fold....
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Mad Cow Disease 'a Ticking Timebomb'
UK - Fears of a new wave of deaths caused by the human form of mad cow disease have been triggered by a type of variant CJD never seen before. ...
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Industry to Pay for BSE Controls
UK - The Government has announced plans to shift a range of costs associated with BSE control on to the industry....
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Two BSE Untested Heifers Enter Food Chain
UK - Two untested heifers aged over thirty months have entered the food supply without being tested for BSE. However, the Food Standards Agency said as specified risk material (SRM) was removed in both cases it was unlikely that the heifers were infected...
Thursday, October 25, 2007
BSE Meat Could Still Be slipping Into Food Chain
EDINBURGH - Mad cow disease may not be caused by rogue proteins – called prions – in the brain as previously believed, they say. The prions show that the animal is infected but researchers fear they may only be symptoms – not the cause of the disease....
Monday, October 22, 2007
Eurofins Genescan Forms Partnership With VLA In UK
UK - Concern for BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) has become a focal point of feed safety throughout the world....
 
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