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Controlling the risk of exposure to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Advice from the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) for Abattoir Workers Processing Other Thirty Month (OTM) Cattle Born After 1 August 1996.

BSE Occupational Guidance

This guidance was prepared by the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP), in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), the Department of Health (DH), the Meat and Livestock Commission and Meat Hygiene Service, employee and employer representatives and the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Working Group (TSE WG) of the ACDP, and the Devolved Administrations. It represents what is considered to be good practice by members of the ACDP.

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy agents: safe working and the prevention of infection

This guidance was prepared by the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) and it outlines containment and control measures for laboratory work with TSE agents, materials and infected animals (i.e. where there is deliberate intention to work with the agent or where laboratory workers are handling material that may contain the agent.

Updated 2010-03-18