USA: FDA investigation after feed mix-up prompts potential BSE fears
Cattle have been quarantined in Texas while regulators probe the possibility that a feed mill violated federal BSE law by utilising meat and bone meal in livestock feed, running the potential risk of a mad cow outbreak. The Texas feed mill involved in the investigation has not been identified, but it apparently contacted the FDA last week upon realising that inadvertently some bone meal derived from domestic cattle may have been mixed by a bovine feed supplement, and notified the agency.
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