UK: Meat industry under attack over vCJD
The UK Food Standards Agency is launching an investigation aimed at obtaining from food manufacturers information vital to calculate the risk of vCJD (the human form of the mad cow disease BSE). A government committee is trying to ascertain how much meat potentially contaminated with BSE may have entered the human food chain, and the food industry stands accused of withholding information without which it is impossible to calculate the risk with any degree of accuracy.
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