Jun 29, 2013

Blanket tests for mad cow disease will end Sunday

Blanket testing for mad cow disease will end Sunday, 12 years after the program was started in October 2001 after Japan’s first case was found, the government said Friday. Blanket testing “was significant for removing the people’s insecurity,” health minister Norihisa Tamura said. “As ...

May 31, 2013

Japan at 'negligible risk' for mad cow

The World Organization for Animal Health, or OIE, has recognized Japan as a “negligible risk” country for mad cow disease, formally called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the farm ministry said Wednesday. The designation came after Japan met the requirements for a country with the lowest ...

Jan 7, 2013

Brazil acts to curb mad cow fears

Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry announced Sunday a top-to-bottom “audit” of its cattle industry as the world’s top beef exporter tries to stave off a growing crisis over a case of mad cow disease. Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and China have suspended all beef ...