WASHINGTON — After the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy or “mad cow” disease in a dairy cow in central California last week, the agency quickly moved to distribute information to calm consumer fears on its website and through social media. “NEWS: Chief Vet Ofcr John Clifford on BSE detection in US; Animal never presented fr processing, no risk to food supply,” USDA wrote on Twitter, linking to an official ...

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