Finally, a small step closer to safe beef

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2007 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a permanent prohibition on the slaughter of cattle that are unable to stand or walk (“downer” cattle) when presented for pre-slaughter inspection. The inability to stand or walk can be a clinical sign of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).
FSIS Publishes Final Rule Prohibiting Processing of “Downer” Cattle, USDA, July 12, 2007 (via RebeccasPocket)


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