And now, The Associated Press is reporting that a cow imported into the U.S. in 2002 was part of the same Canadian herd diagnosed with mad cow disease back in February. Take a look:
Older animals carry a higher risk of mad cow disease, which is known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE.How does "negligible risk" sit with you?
"If it was showing any signs, it would not have been able to go to slaughter," Karen Eggert, a spokeswoman for the Animal and Plant Inspection Service said, noting that it was observed by Agriculture Department inspectors.
Meat from the animal probably entered the food supply, Eggert said, but is at "negligible" risk of having posed a threat to animal or human health.