TITLE

Untested cow meat in chain

AUTHOR(S)
Watts, Andrew
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;4/25/2008, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article states that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Great Britain has confirmed that meat and offal from an untested cow aged over 30 months has entered the food chain. But all specified risk material is understood to have been removed and it is unlikely that the animal was infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Any risk to human health is low, said the FSA. BSE testing is mandatory for cattle slaughtered for human consumption at more than 30 months.
ACCESSION #
32134653

 

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