In an effort to provide the latest facts about bovine spongiform encephalopathy the Beef Checkoff-funded Web site,, has undergone an overhaul to include new and updated content and an easy-to-search Web structure. A checkoff release notes that although the United States hasn’t had a case of BSE since 2006, this disease remains important to the beef industry and the scientific community, and frequently receives media attention.

“The Beef Checkoff is dedicated to investing in educational tools such as the site in order to eliminate confusion and misinformation among numerous audiences,” says cow-calf producer Austin Brown III, Cattlemen’s Beef Board member from Beeville, Texas, and vice chair of the Joint Information Committee. “The site also explains the measures we take to protect beef safety.”

To view the updated site, go to