Ann Veneman – I think it’s important that…

I think it’s important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column…


“I think it’s important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow, and that would be the material that would cause concern in terms of human health. And therefore we’re confident in the safety of the food supply.”
-Ann Veneman

Ann Veneman – We’ve had risk assessments performed…

We’ve had risk assessments performed by Harvard University, which said that even if we did…


“We’ve had risk assessments performed by Harvard University, which said that even if we did have a small number of cases in this country that the likelihood of it spreading or getting into any kind of human health problem is very, very small.”
-Ann Veneman

Ann Veneman – But the fact of the…

But the fact of the matter is that all scientific evidence would show, based upon…


“But the fact of the matter is that all scientific evidence would show, based upon what we know about this disease, that muscle cuts – that is, the meat of the animal itself – should not cause any risk to human health.”
-Ann Veneman