More Mad Cow Testing

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

More testing for mad cow disease and tracking systems for all cattle is what consumer and health groups are asking of the federal government.

The consumer groups say testing should include animals as young as 20 months. They also complain the beef industry would have too great a role in tracking under USDA's plan.

The department backs a joint effort of government and industry effort to create electronic ID's for all cattle.


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