U.S. Faces Little BSE Risk From Young Canada Cattle, CSPI Says

US - U.S. consumers and ranchers are at little or no risk for mad cow disease from imports of younger Canadian cattle, a U.S. consumer group said, arguing that the debate is more about economics and trade than public health. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which has previously criticized the Bush administration for its mad-cow response, said in a report today that there's ``little chance'' Canadian cattle under 30 months of age will be infected with the brain-wasting livestock illness. The government had planned to start importing younger cattle from Canada this month.

Source: Bloomberg
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