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Easing testing for BSE

30 March 2005

JAPAN - Many hurdles remain for U.S. beef imports. The government seems poised to ease its blanket testing of all cattle for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the world's toughest controls against mad cow disease. An expert panel under the government's Food Safety Commission has concluded that exempting cows 20 months old or younger from testing will not significantly increase health risks for consumers. Source:


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