BSE inspection policy

Japan should not rush to lift the ban on U.S. beef.
An expert panel of the Food Safety Commission reviewing Japan's mad cow controls has given a virtual green light to a proposal to exclude young cattle aged 20 months or less from mandatory testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The panel's recommendation will probably pave the way for an easing of tough anti-BSE standards now in place that require tests on all cattle for the brain-wasting disease. This testing regime was introduced soon after Japan's first mad cow case was revealed in 2001.

Source: Asahi.com
calendar icon 9 September 2004
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