Examines issues related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as "mad cow disease," in light of Nov. 2003 and Dec. 2004 cases of BSE in a Washington State dairy cow and a Texas beef cow. Reviews economic and trade implications of BSE case and U.S. BSE safeguards, including USDA and FDA policy changes after Washington State BSE case. Provides an overview of the international panel of BSE experts report assessing and recommending improvements for U.S. BSE safeguards, discusses beef trade issues with Japan and Canada, and summarizes BSE cases in Canada and USDA response.
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