The letter was submitted to a committee set up by the farm ministry and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare which is studying the Japanese government's response to mad cow disease
, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
The government has yet to suspend quarantine checks, saying the California dairy cow that contracted mad cow disease
was 10 years and seven months old and did not enter the food chain.
For the long term, I'm concerned about mad cow disease
, and for the short term, we don't know," Clendening said.
Infectious proteins called prions cause mad cow disease
, scrapie in sheep, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people.
This is not a food safety issue," said Susan Stevenson, adding that there is no risk of mad cow disease
from the bone.
Mad cow disease
has been making headlines once again (see "It Can Happen Here," Features, July/August 2001).
A week later, the government admitted it found a case of mad cow disease
in the country.
LEE Wilkie is heading to America for a crucial operation - because he could catch mad cow disease
if he goes under the knife here.
Nola left the hospital without being released and a patient died there from Creutzfeldt Jekob disease, a form of mad cow disease
that people can catch from infected food.
May 1993--Canada reports its first case of mad cow disease
Representatives of Japanese consumers and beef producers expressed concern Wednesday over Japan likely discontinuing blanket testing for mad cow disease
, which would lead to U.
Japan announced on Monday that a dairy cow suspected of being infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease
, was detected at a farm in Chiba Prefecture.