Mad Cow Disease

Patient: Can you get the human form of Mad Cow Disease from tallow in soap getting into a cut on your skin? The reason I ask is because I have shaving soap from Turkey that lists, Potassium Tallowate as the first ingredient.

Doctor: Hello, I understand your concern about Mad Cow disease Transmission due to Tallow containing products.I don’t think th that you should worry about this matter, since the Food and Drug Administration already analyzed this situation and approved the cosmetics and soaps that contain only Tallow as part of their ingredients, certainly other products containing additional parts of the cattle such as brains lipids, albumin could present a risk in transmission of the mentioned disease and are not approved for commerce in the country. I hope I could clear your doubt.