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However, these challenges have aided in stringent policies and regulations in this industry. Recent outbreaks of Mad Cow disease have caused the Meat industry to improve its inspection processes. This research paper examines how this disease has affected the hospitality industry and how it has helped to change its policies and inspection processes.
Mad Cow Disease is the common name for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) that was first recognized in the United Kingdom in the year 1986. In simple terms it the name “mad cow disease” came because it affects a cattle’s nervous system. It is a chronic, degenerative disorder affecting the central nervous system of cattle. The main culprit of the cause of this disease is the rogue proteins, known as prions that reproduce inside the brain of the infected cow. Once the disease progresses, the brain attains a sponge nature and hence it is also termed as “spongiform”. In fact BSE is categorized to a group of progressive, degenerative neurological diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies or TSEs. The other disease in this group includes scrapie, which affects sheep and goats and has symptoms similar to BSE. As of now there is no cure for BSE (Department of Primary Industries and Water, 2008).