AMI Foundation President James H. Hodges said today prevention measures put in place in U.S. have significantly lowered the risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) showing up in U.S. livestock.
risks today of BSE are lower than they’ve
ever been since we understood the threat the
disease presented to us," Hodges said.
Hodges made his remark in a speech to the
semi-annual meeting of the North American
Agricultural Journalists in Washington today.
“It is perplexing to me to see the focus
on all the things we’ve done wrong rather
than all the things we’ve done right to
prevent BSE.” Hodges added.
firewall of import controls, surveillance and
animal feed controls work together to insulate
U.S. livestock from this disease, Hodges
AMIF President Briefs Group of Agricultural Journalists on BSEMonday, April 23, 2001