The Food Standards Agency has taken precautionary measures to prevent carcass meat from an animal whose mother was found to have BSE from reaching the human food chain. The 25 month old animal from England was slaughtered at an abattoir in Scotland last Monday (8 January). Due to the co-operation of the company and the traceability arrangements in place within the industry, almost all of the meat was detained and will be destroyed by the Agency. However, the animal's kidneys may have already passed into the human food chain.