Beef tongue recalled, tonsils possibly still attached
Because " they are a specified risk material: tissues that are known to contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or mad cow disease. "
Why not ban T-bone steaks as well, they contain parts of the vertebrae which may have particles of the spinal cord, tissue that is known to contain the prions in question. When was the last time anyone ate bovine brain? Is it still sold?
Included in the article is the following: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the odds of a person contracting mad cow disease, even after consuming contaminated products, are less than one in 10 billion.
What udder bull!!
These are odds that are impossible to arrive at. There are too many unknowns. It's hard to believe they would issue such a report.
Where does CNN get this stuff?