The news that BSE has been discovered in America is far from funny, and that country is now having to go through the process that we went through nearly ten years ago. An import ban, no need to panic etc. We must all hope that bthe outbreak is contained and that no one suffers.
I remember talking to one of the senior medical advisers at No 10 during the crisis here, and asking about gelatine products. "Is it true" I asked "that there is a risk if you eat a jelly baby?"
"Jelly babies are perfectly safe" he replied" as long as you take out the brain and the spinal chord."