UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): BSE
APHIS provides information about the current BSE
situation, general information, and trade initiatives.
and Drug Administration (FDA): BSE
The FDA provides background information, recent
actions, and consumer information related to BSE.
and Inspection Services (FSIS)
FSIS provides the latest news, risk assessments,
information resources, and historical information about BSE.
Government Accounting Office (GAO): Mad Cow Disease Improvements
in Animal Feed Ban and Other Regulatory Areas Would Strengthen
U.S. Prevention Efforts (January 2002)
This GAO report (GAO-02-183) makes recommendations to strengthen
the enforcement of the animal feed ban, and to develop a coordinated
strategy to increase inspections of imported
goods. In addition, it recommends alerting consumers when beef
has been produced using the advanced meat recovery technology
and may contain central nervous
National Center for Infectious Diseases: BSE
This Web site contains links to BSE news and articles from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and outside of CDC.
National Center for Infectious Diseases: vCJD Information and Resources
This Web site contains links to vCJD news and articles from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and outside of CDC.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural
"This page provides sources of information on the effects
of BSE on trade. Provided are links to related documents such as
reports, and press briefings, as well as main BSE pages for various
government and organization sites."
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL
BSE from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA): United Kingdom
This site provides a wealth of information about BSE issues in the United Kingdom such as disease control and eradication, export & trade, legislation, statistics, and frequently asked questions.
BSE from the Food Standards Agency: United Kingdom
"The Food Standards Agency is an independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food. " The BSE Web site provides general information about BSE, facts and figures, BSE News, and links.
Official Web site in Europe
This Web site from the National Institute of
Animal Health (NIAH) in Japan provides links to BSE information
France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United
European Commission: Directorate - General Health and Consumer
Protection Food and Feed Safety
This Web site includes topics on legislation, inspection and control,
impact on trade, scientific advice , monitoring results, and FAQ's. Speeches,
press releases, publications, and related links are also available at this
Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)- Japan. BSE in Japan
This Web site contains information about activity
and research of NIAH, BSE chronology and statistics, related Web
sites, bibliography, and Q&A’s.
World Health Organization
The Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance
and Response provides publications, articles, Web links and
fact sheets about BSE and variant CJD.
for Animal Health: Office of International Epizootics (OIE)
This Web site contains statistics on the number of BSE cases
reported Worldwide (excluding United Kingdom) since 1989, a link
to the number of cases reported in the United Kingdom, and other
BSEInfo.org - The Source for
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Information
"This site includes information about the
single BSE case found in a Washington State dairy cow imported
from Canada." It gives
background information about the beef industry and about BSE.
The stated goal of this website is "to share scientific information
about BSE and information about the investigation of the recent
and the systems in place to ensure U.S. beef remains the safest
in the world." This site is partially funded by America's
Beef Producers through the Beef Checkoff Program on behalf of the
Beef Board and State Beef Councils. It is partially funded and
managed by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association."
NOVA Mad Cow
This companion Web site to the NOVA program "The
Brain Eater," retraces the scientific sleuthing that linked
mad cow disease in cattle to a related brain disease
in humans. Topical sections include: food safety tips, when science
faces the unknown, resources, 20/20 hindsight, teacher’s
guide, and do prions exist?
Official Mad Cow Disease
There are 7,651+ articles on mad cow, new variant
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, prions, BSE, scrapie,
and other related Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE)
diseases available through this Web site. This
site was last update on April 17, 2001.
Association: Mad Cow Disease
The Organic Consumers Association provides featured
articles, news, and links about Mad Cow disease.
Compiled by Jennifer J. Harbster 1/04; Updated 6/10