Preventing the Escalation of BSE in Europe - Too Little, Too Late?
The worsening of the BSE crisis in recent months prompts us to ask whether this was inevitable or whether the European Commission might have done more to avert it. There's a general impression in the beef sector that the action plan announced by Brussels in December - an EU-wide ban on the use of meat and bone meal in animal feed and the exclusion of cattle carcasses more than 30 months old from the food chain - more or less meets the challenge. But shouldn't this have come years ago?
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