Sarah Klein, meals protection lawyer for the Heart for Technology in the Public Interest, said there is no need for customers to take protection measures. "A situation of a single cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy is not a purpose for considerable issue on the aspect of customers, and there is no purpose to believe the meat or milk products food provide is risky," she said. "If the cow were revealed to the common stress of BSE via pet nourish -- and the govt says that's not the situation here -- that would have showed a considerable failing," she said. However, she said the govt would have had difficulties monitoring down other livestock that may have been consuming the same nourish because the country does not have an efficient pet recognition system. In Southern region South korea, one of the biggest importers of U.S. meat, the development of BSE, also known as mad cow condition, was enough to immediate shop LotteMart to eliminate United states meat from shop racks. "Currently, the purchase of U.S. meat is momentarily revoked to convenience our clients from stress," LotteMart said. For its part, the Southern region Japanese govt said it will phase up assessments on U.S. meat imports -- but not stop it for now. In 2010, Southern region South korea brought in 125,000 plenty of U.S. meat, a 97% improve from the season before, the U.S. Office of Farming said. The cow's carcass was at a Chef Merchandise Inc. making ability in Hanford, Florida, according to organization Professional Vice Us president Dennis Luckey. The company renders animal byproducts and had randomly selected the animal for testing last Wednesday, he said. "We are in the business of removing dead animals from dairies in the Central Valley," he told CNN. "As part of that program, we participate in the BSE surveillance program." The sample was sent to the University of California at Davis for initial testing, which came back inconclusive. It was then sent to the Department of Agriculture's laboratory in Ames, Iowa, where it tested positive, the agency said. The carcass was in quarantine Tuesday night. "We're waiting now for USDA to tell us how to dispose of it," Luckey said. Eating contaminated meat or some other animal products from cattle that have BSE is thought to be the cause of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.The fatal brain disease was blamed for the deaths of 150 people in Britain, where there was an outbreak in the 1980s and 1990s. In people, symptoms of the disease include psychiatric and behavioral changes, movement deficits, memory disturbances and cognitive impairments.
BSE can cause infected animals to display nervousness or aggression, difficulty in coordination and standing up, decreased milk production or loss of body weight. It is usually transmitted between cows through the practice of recycling bovine carcasses for meat and bone meal protein, which is fed to other cattle. In this case, the Agricultural Department reported that the cow had a rare form of BSE not likely carried by contaminated feed. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he remains confident in the health of the national herd and the safety of beef and dairy products. "This is an atypical case, which means it's not connected in any way, shape or form to feed. ... A very rare circumstance and situation," Vilsack told CNN. "It can just sort of come up and pop up -- sometimes it's genetic." Since 2004, the USDA has removed the brain and the spinal column -- the parts suspected of causing mad cow disease in humans -- from the food system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the odds of a person contracting mad cow disease, even after consuming contaminated products, are less than one in 10 billion. Unlike most other meat-borne illnesses, such as those caused by E.-coli bacteria, cooking does not kill the infectious agent that causes mad cow disease.(CNN)