|Originally posted by jeeperscat
We have (had?) BSE here and the advice we were given was to steer clear of economy cuts of beef and cheap burgers etc. The media are blowing it all out of proportion, please don't worry too much, after all so far it's only one cow and hopefully the authorities have nipped an outbreak in the bud.
I would echo my colleague and countryman's words entirely - the problems that we had over here resulted from what the cattle were being fed, ie parts of other cattle in their feed. We were not allowed to buy beef on the bone - Ie no T bone steaks as it had the T bone in it. I never stopped eating British beef though.
This will get nipped in the bud very quick out there - if not already - it always does, in the meantime, if over concerned, give the cats fish or dry food.
Just dont stop supporting your farmers - they will need your support in the next few weeks / months. Its a bad time for them , however, as usual, the authorities out there moved very fast (something we should have done years ago) and hopefully have contained this.
Best foot forward and keep head up. (sounded very British did it not - stiff upper lip - what old boy!)