The full statement released by USDA's Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford on the detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States may be read at the following link:
For more information regarding BSE, visit USDA's BSE Information Center.
USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS):
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS):
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):