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...
You must Sign In or Register to access this content
Not a subscriber yet? Try WLJ free for 30 days!
Register to read WLJ's digital edition and enjoy unlimited access to the news source more livestock producers depend on.
Click here to begin your free 30 day trial subscription.
Current WLJ subscribers: Log in using your six-digit customer number, which you will find printed above your name on the mailing label of your weekly journal. Use the password wlj123, then go to the profile page to customize your password and log in as you wish.