Mad Cows

MAD COWS….I’ve been meaning to write something intelligent about this whole mad cow business, but instead I’m just going to comment on this:

Recalled meat from a Washington state dairy cow infected with mad cow disease has been distributed in eight western states and the U.S. territory of Guam, federal officials said Sunday.

….Consumers apparently have been able to figure out if they and their families ate the recalled beef because grocery store recalls have been quite precise. They have referred to specific grades of lean ground beef on sale in specific stores for about nine days before Christmas.

There are two amazing things here. The first is that the various parts of one single cow have been shipped to eight separate states. The second is that apparently we can track pretty precisely where the parts from that specific cow went. The mind boggles.