NPR had an article today about the Mad Cow disease case caught recently. The entire article is here
While the human supply is safe, pet foods, long made with rendered animals traditionally until people knew better, are at risk. I'm not willing to take that risk so Max will continue to eat human grade foods. It's really just scary what the companies are subjecting our pets to in the name of making the cheapest product possible.
How can the USDA say this doesn't threaten safety of the food supply?
There are two reasons.
The first is that the cow in question wasn't destined for the food supply. Its carcass had been sent to a rendering plant in California. Those carcasses are typically used for pet food or industrial uses.