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#Mad Cow Disease

# mad-cow-disease - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this Scottish case?

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire

Case of BSE - or 'Mad Cow Disease' - confirmed in Scotland

BSE caused an agricultural crisis in the 1990s, but cases now are relatively rare.

# mad-cow-disease - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'

The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.

# mad-cow-disease - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Case of BSE identified in dead cow in Wales

It did not enter the food chain.

# mad-cow-disease - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this case?

Where does BSE come from? Is there any risk to humans? Why is this case generating such attention? And what’s the possible damage to business?

Classical BSE found in Louth dairy farm cow was 'an isolated case'

Test confirmed the recent case, the Department of Agriculture said today.

# mad-cow-disease - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about mad cows, free trade and tattooed workers.

# mad-cow-disease - Friday 12 June, 2015

Poll: How do you feel about Irish beef? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about Irish beef?

A fresh case of BSE emerged in Co Louth yesterday.

'How does a five-year-old cow have BSE?' - Simon Coveney

The agriculture minister has confirmed that Ireland’s international beef status will most likely be downgraded after the discovery of a cow with BSE on a farm in Louth.

# mad-cow-disease - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Suspected BSE case is '80% likely' to test positive for the disease

If it’s confirmed, it will be the first case of BSE found in Ireland since 2013.

# mad-cow-disease - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Norway detects "probable" case of mad cow disease

The strain of the disease is different to the one found during the British 1990s epidemic.

# mad-cow-disease - Thursday 10 March, 2011

Belfast man suffering from variant CJD passes away

The funeral of Jonathan Simms, 26, will take place in Belfast today. He was one of the longest surviving victims of variant CJD, the human form of mad cow disease.

# mad-cow-disease - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

THE UK’S Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said that meat from a cloned cow, which had not been subjected to safety tests, had entered the food chain last year and was probably eaten.

The FSA said that the meat from one of two bulls born in the UK from embryos harvested in the United States had entered the food chain, though authorities had managed to track and remove the meat from the other cow before it was sold.

While there were no indications that the meat was inherently unsafe, it explained that meat products produced by cloned cattle were considered ‘novel foods’ – classified similarly to genetically modified food – and that they required intensive testing under EU law before being cleared for sale.

The news comes two days after both the FSA and dairy industry insisted that no milk or meat from cloned animals had entered the food chain.

A spokesman for the RSPCA, which opposes animal cloning, said: “Some unsuspecting person has eaten this meat. And we just don’t know whether it is harmful for human health, but we do know there are serious welfare issues.”

The announcement marks Britain’s biggest food scare since the emergence of variant CJD, a fatal brain disease contracted by eating meat from cows with ‘Mad Cow Disease’ which had not been accurately traced.

An animal geneticist from Trinity College has previously said it would be relatively easy to track the meat from cloned cattle if the authorities so desired.