May 31, 2007
No Private Testing for Mad Cow Disease
Wos - just when you think that the food supply cannot get any worse -- the government argues against the testing of cattle for mad cow disease . . . . Here is the brief excerpt from the Wall Street Journal:
The Bush administration said it will fight a ruling allowing meatpackers to test their animals for mad-cow disease. The Agriculture Department tests fewer than 1% of slaughtered cows for the disease. Kansas-based Creekstone Farms Premium Beef wants to test all of its cows. A federal judge ruled in March that such tests must be allowed. The Agriculture Department argues that widespread testing could lead to a false positive. Larger meat companies say if Creekstone tests its meat and advertises it as safe, they might be expected to perform the expensive test, too.
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