U.S. rules out testing all cows

The United States will not test all slaughtered cattle for mad cow disease as Tokyo requests, but may consider some "procedures" specifically for the Japanese market, a visiting U.S. delegation examining Japan's beef import ban said Thursday.
Testing all 35 million cattle slaughtered yearly in the U.S. would mean an additional cost of $1.5 billion to the industry, delegates said.

Source: Japan Times
calendar icon 23 January 2004
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