The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed April 24 the nation’s fourth case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in an animal that was sampled for the disease at a rendering facility in central California. According to a May 18 USDA press release, this animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States. . . .