US inquiry begins into whether traders exploited BSE outbreak

American authorities are investigating whether commodity traders exploited the outbreak of BSE for financial gain, US officials said yesterday.
The admission follows an announcement that US regulatory agencies are to tighten the rules on animal feed - part of Washington's campaign to reverse the slump in cattle prices by persuading overseas buyers that American beef is safe to eat.

Source: The Guardian
calendar icon 28 January 2004
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