USA: US reports first known case of vCJD
Health authorities announced on Friday that the first known case of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (vCJD) in the US has been discovered in Florida, but officials are insisting that there is no cause for concern amongst US consumers. The Florida Department of Health (FDH) says that the 22-year-old British woman who has contracted the illness, the human form of mad cow disease, is likely to have done so by eating BSE-contaminated beef in Britain during the 1980s or 1990s before BSE controls were brought in. The department is investigating the case with the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP).
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.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth
- 2017 - what will shape the UK food sector?
- Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends
- Food market in 2017: big foodservice trends
- Could BRF's Turkey move pave way for OneFoods IPO?
- Ferrero insists Nutella not pulled from shelves
- Dairy giant Muller appoints new CFO, COO
- UK's Bakkavor plays down IPO "speculation"
- Kellogg announces new "nutritious" line-up
- PepsiCo launches Walkers Mediterranean in UK