|BSE - Legislation
By the middle of 1990, the basic Community
legislation on BSE was in place, as far as live cattle and
meat were concerned and has been amended and refined since
strictly following scientific recommendations.
On 28 July 1989, the Commission introduced
the first Community law on BSE. Although BSE was generally
assumed to be "scrapie of cattle", and scrapie was known to
pose no risk to human health, measures were taken to protect
the health of European consumers against any hypothetical
possibility of transmission of the disease from cattle.
reports and overview documentation section.
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