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Consumers Union: cow needs retest for BSE
Consumers Union last Thursday asked USDA to retest a cow that was
determined in November 2004 to be negative for bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE) using a test called the “Western blot.”
The Western blot test is used by authorities in Japan and Europe when
making a final determination as to whether a cow has the brain-wasting
disease, Consumers Union said.
“Given the potential consequences to both public health and the cattle
industry if this br...
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