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Gov. Perry Responds to Mad Cow Confirmation

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement concerning confirmation from the USDA that a single cow in Texas has tested positive for BSE or Mad Cow:

“I want to urge calm and reassure the public that they can have the highest confidence in our beef supply, and the safeguards we have in place to protect the public from the spread of BSE. I, for one, will continue to eat red meat, and intend to do so later tonight with complete confidence it is safe to do so.”

“We have had plans in place for more than a decade to address a confirmed case of Mad Cow disease to ensure it is contained and kept out of the food supply. Working with federal officials, all precautions are being taken to protect the public.”

“We have been given no specific information from USDA on the origin of the cow that tested positive for BSE other than it came from a Texas herd.”

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