Mad cow disease/BSE

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Research shows that Mad Cow Disease, properly known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), is caused by including infected animal protein in livestock feed.

There have been four confirmed cases of U.S. cows with BSE and 17 cases reported in Canada — which is of particular concern because Canadian cattle reportedly are still flowing over the Washington state border and entering the U.S. food supply.

U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration rules still continue to allow rendered meat, blood and bone meal from slaughterhouses in livestock feed.

Common sense solutions to mad cow are provided for by the USDA Organic Standards, and by PCC's meat and poultry product quality standards.

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