Latest Mad Cow Disease News

State: Recalled beef was handled improperly.
Sunday August 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

The official who oversees Maine’s meat inspection program denied Saturday that the recall of 25,000 pounds of beef by a Greene slaughterhouse was because of a paperwork problem, saying it was due instead to improper handling of the meat. [News Source]

Five surprising things about JBS Swift hog slaughter plant.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

There is nothing quite like a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, made with tomatoes picked fresh from the garden. Still, I have now come even closer to understanding why some people avoid meat thanks to a tour of a Louisville facility that processes up to 10,500 hogs a day. [News Source]

Stay away from raw milk.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

According to the Deseret News there’s been yet another Campylobacter outbreak associated with raw milk, this time from a Weber County dairy. That makes me mad. [News Source]

Maine company recalls 25,192 pounds of beef
Friday August 29th 2014, 6:05 PM

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine company is recalling more than 25,000 pounds of beef dating to last November for failure to remove tissues that could potentially allow transmission of mad cow disease. State officials announced Friday that Bubier Meats of Greene is recalling fresh beef because the ... [News Source]

Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors.
Thursday August 28th 2014, 10:00 AM

Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test. [News Source]

Taut Soviet thriller ‘The Letters’ touches on privacy and paranoia
Tuesday August 26th 2014, 6:43 PM

THE LETTERS through Sept. 21 | Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St. | 407-297-8788 | | $35.75 No matter what your job, nobody likes getting summoned to a higher-up’s office. Whether you work for a mom-and-pop or a multinational megacorp, t [News Source]

12 surprising ways to use a cow, without eating a bite.
Tuesday August 26th 2014, 10:00 AM

If we’re going to sacrifice an animal for human consumption, at least we could try to eliminate waste. [News Source]

US rice farmers see opportunity in China.
Monday August 25th 2014, 10:00 AM

Despite the concerns of Chinese regulators, shoppers in China overwhelmingly perceive U.S. rice as a safe alternative in a country hit by myriad food safety scandals. [News Source]

Theater review: 'The Letters' from Mad Cow Theatre
Saturday August 23rd 2014, 2:24 AM

The anxiety demonstrated by Anna, summoned to her boss's office without explanation, will be familiar to any corporate worker. That she works for a government agency in the 1930s Soviet Union — an agency where the last director disappeared without warning — enhances her fear. [News Source]

'The Letters' playwright wants audience in suspense at Mad Cow show
Thursday August 21st 2014, 11:01 AM

Playwright John W. Lowell knows luck had a part to play in the history of "The Letters." [News Source]