bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

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, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Well-known prion diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine
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163) In evidence to the BSE Inquiry, the CMO explained that there were a number of reasons for this recommendation.
His evidence to the UK government's BSE Inquiry was supported by the Conservative MP, Thessa Gorman.
A harrowing video of her fight for life was shown to Prime Minister Tony Blair and the BSE inquiry team.
And a leading city butcher says he's confident British beef is safe to eat and public confidence had been restored after the findings of the BSE inquiry by Lord Phillips were published yesterday.
In December 1997, the sale of beef-on-the-bone was banned in the UK and a BSE inquiry set up to look into the reasons behind the crisis that had led to a Europe-wide ban on British beef exports.
The decision to publish an action plan follows recommendations made in the report of the BSE inquiry published in October 2000.
A video of her ordeal, filmed by her aunt, was seen by the Prime Minister and the chairman of the BSE inquiry.
An alternative explanation proposed in the recent Report of the BSE Inquiry (6) is that a pathogenic mutation occurred in cattle in the 1970s.
He said: 'The recent BSE inquiry set out clearly the risks that British consumers faced 10 years ago.
At least two former Ministers face accusations in the Commons that they misled the BSE inquiry.
One problem is the BSE inquiry report, which when published later this month will remind consumers of former weaknesses in meat plant hygiene controls and could provoke opposition to any apparent relaxation of the inspection regime.
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, who chaired the BSE inquiry, was handing the report to Agriculture Minister Nick Brown and Health Secretary Alan Milburn.