« ジェスチャーでマインド・コントロール | Main | PRINCE LIVE AT THE ALADDIN LAS VEGAS »

Saturday, June 25, 2005

アメリカで二例目の狂牛病BSE感染牛が陽性確定

■それでもアメリカの牛は安全?(CNN.COM)

「でも皆さん、御安心を!この牛は食用には回っていないので人的な健康被害の影響はありませんから。」

「アメリカの構築したファイアーウォールが有効であることが見事に証明されて勇気付けられますッ!」と自画自賛している農務省長官。

しかしね~、いくら安全だと云われても、信用できるはずがない。

2003年の一例目はカナダからの輸入牛だったといわれている。けれど、トレーサビリティが完備されていないアメリカでは、今回の牛が何処で産まれて何月齢だったのか、正確に知る者はおそらく居ない。

牛丼ファンには嫌なニュースだろうけど、こうなるとすます軽々に輸入再開してはいけないと思う。

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tests have confirmed mad cow disease in a U.S. cow previously cleared of having the brain wasting illness, the Agriculture Department said Friday. It is the second case of mad cow disease in the United States.

Human health was not at risk, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said. The animal was a "downer," meaning it was unable to walk. Such animals are banned from the food supply.

An internationally recognized laboratory in Weybridge, England, confirmed the case of mad cow disease after U.S. tests produced conflicting results, Johanns said.

New tests were ordered two weeks ago. Those results came back positive, leading officials to seek confirmation from the Weybridge lab. The department also performed more tests at its lab in Ames, Iowa.

The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in December 2003, a dairy cow imported from Canada.

"I am encouraged that our interlocking safeguards are working exactly as intended," Johanns said.

"This animal was blocked from entering the food supply because of the firewalls we have in place. Americans have every reason to continue to be confident in the safety of our beef," he said.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.

June 25, 2005 in Ecology, Economy, Food and Drink, Politics | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d834553e4469e200d835486a8669e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference アメリカで二例目の狂牛病BSE感染牛が陽性確定:

Comments