FRANCE: Mad French Cows
Three new cases of mad cow disease have been discovered in three separate herds in France and a total of 432 animals were slaughtered.The disease was found in herds in the departments of Maine-et-Loire and Finistere in western France and in the Isere region in the Alps. These have brought the number of cases this year to 26.In 1999, French authorities discovered 31 cases of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Mad cow disease is believed to cause a similarly brain-wasting ailment in humans known as Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.New cases of the disease are expected to break out in France until 2002, five years after authorities took rigorous measures to prevent more outbreaks. Mad cow disease has an average incubation period of five years.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- General Mills sales woes continue - analysis
- US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food
- Why personalisation will take-off in US food
- Comment: Meal kits in US - don't believe the hype
- Analysis: Chocolate sector's deforestation pledge
- Kraft Heinz cuts jobs in US, Canada
- Mondelez set for union crosshairs next week
- Recipe-kit firm HelloFresh launches into UK retail
- Mondelez plays down impact of union action
- Germany's Haribo plans first US candy plant