Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)-Related Information

1  Measures against taken by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
(1)  "Measures Against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy(BSE) in Japan (Interim Report)" by Food Safety Commission
(2)  Questions to Food Safety Commission about measures against BSE in Japan. (PDF:39KB)
(3)  "Food Safety Risk Assessment Related to Measures Against BSE in Japan" by Food Safety Commission (Conclusion)
(4)  Review of Measures against BSE (Revision of Enforcement Regulations for Special Measures Law Concerning BSE) (PDF:11KB)

2  Related Laws and Ordinances
(1)  Law on Special Measures Against Concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (PDF:33KB)
(2)  Abattoir Law(PDF:237KB)
(3)  Food Sanitation Law(PDF)
(4)  Specification and Standards for Food, Food Additives, etc. Under The Food Sanitation Law(PDF)
   -   Total Ban on the Food Use of Bovine Vertebral Column from BSE countries or Zone

3  BSE Test Methods
(1)  Operating Procedure for BSE Tests
a  Screening tests (page 1-20(PDF:414KB),page 21-48(PDF:348KB),All(PDF:659KB))
b  Confirmation tests (western blotting method (PDF:101KB), immuno-histochemical test (page 1-11(PDF:285KB),page 12(PDF:245KB),page 13(PDF:447KB),page 14(PDF:374KB),All(PDF:1310KB))
c  Diagnostic flow (PDF:42KB)
(2)  Expert Meeting for BSE Tests
a  Establishment Summary (PDF:10KB)
b  List of Experts (PDF:75KB)

4  BSE Test Results
  Screening test result (Monthly Bulletin) (PDF:105KB)

5   List of BSE Test Positive Cows (PDF:113KB)

6  Collection of Links
  Food Safety Commission
  Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  National Institute for Infectious Diseases
  National Institute of Animal Health