Cows more exposed to BSE in US than Japan, says panel chief

US - Cows in the United States are more exposed to mad cow disease than those in Japan due partly to insufficient regulations on the use of feed, the head of an expert panel on the disease said Monday. Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, who heads the prion research group under Japan's Food Safety Commission, drafted the report as a step to compare issues related to mad cow disease in the two countries, including imports of meat-and-bone meal — the feed said to cause the brain wasting disease — and the removal of specified risk materials, such as spinal cords and brains, from cows before processing for human consumption.

Source: JapanToday
calendar icon 13 September 2005
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