GERMANY: Government demands tighter controls after BSE beef reaches Britain
Germany's will look to enforce tighter slaughterhouse controls after exported beef containing animal parts at risk of carrying bovine spongiform encephalopathy surfaced in Britain. Meat containing risk materials was discovered in Britain among four deliveries made in mid-January. European Union Commissioner David Byrne asked the German government to revoke export licenses of the slaughterhouses involved as well as suspending the inspection officials in the cases.
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