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UK lifts ban on older cattle entering food chain

07 November 2005

UK - Britain's farm ministry on Monday lifted a ban on some older cattle entering the food chain, removing a key measure used to combat deadly mad cow disease. The move, which had been expected, provided a boost for Britain's beef industry which was devastated in 1995 by the outbreak of mad cow in the nation's herds. More than 140 people in Britain are thought to have died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

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Source: Reuters


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