madcowThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a rule finalizing three previously-issued interim final rules designed to further reduce the potential risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as “mad cow disease,” in human food.

The final rule provides definitions for prohibited cattle materials and prohibits their use in human food, dietary

Bloomberg reports that Germany found a case of mad cow disease in a slaughtered bovine, the country’s first case since 2009, according to an alert to the World Organization for Animal Health, or OIE.

The 10-year-old cow, which did not show any clinical signs of the disease, was destroyed, Germany’s Food & Agriculture Ministry wrote