USDA Proposes “Negligible Risk” Designation for Ireland With Respect to Mad Cow Disease

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published notice of its preliminary concurrence with the World Organization for Animal Health’s designation of Ireland as “negligible risk” for bovine spongiform encephalopathy. APHIS is accepting public comments on its proposed designation through June 13, 2022.