MAD COW UPDATE: GAO urges new regulations to protect U.S. against BSE

April 2002
FoodService Director;4/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p16
Trade Publication
Reports that the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) urges new regulatory safeguards to detect bovine spongiform encephal-opathy before it can cause an outbreak of Mad Cow Disease in the U.S. as of April 15, 2002. Other concerns of GAO regarding beef contamination; Potential impact of the outbreak of the disease on the U.S. beef industry; Reactions of the officials at the National Restaurant Association regarding the regulations for the prevention of the disease.


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