I’ll repeat my post from the Hot Dogs forum:
Of course the Dept. of Ag. wants you to think that "beef is absolutely safe to eat". They are trying to avoid a panic and support the biggest section of American agriculture: beef producers. Do you believe everything the government tells you? I sure as hell don’t.
And I’ll agree with the Harvard people….yes, "the risk of Americans contracting mad cow disease is ‘as close to zero as you can get’". It is totally impossible for humans to contract BCE (mad-cow disease). Humans get CJD….