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Old 10-05-2006, 04:32 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Hmmm. If the US really tests all cattle stock for BSE on a regular
basis, it's a well kept secret.

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On Tue, 09 May 2006 18:35:47 -0700, Mark Thorson wrote:

Oh, great! We're in the exponential-growth
phase, and USDA wants to turn off the lights.

Quoting from:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...4&refer=canada

The U.S. may reduce
the number of tests for mad-cow disease by
almost 90 percent after data collected over two
years showed the domestic herd is healthy,
government officials said.

The decision on whether to cut back on tests
will be made after experts review a draft
analysis of data on almost 700,000 animals
screened since June 2004, Agriculture Secretary
Mike Johanns said today at a news conference
in Washington. The testing program turned up
two cases after the U.S. found its first mad-cow
infection in December 2003.


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